100 Years of a Genuine American Icon
How a true American legend grew to become the hand tool of choice for generations.
Estwing begins operations in Rockford, Ill., and becomes the first company to manufacture hammers with the head and handle forged from a single piece of solid steel.
Estwing introduces its iconic leather handle, still loved by tool enthusiasts the world over.
During WWII, the War Production Board allows Estwing to continue producing tools essential to the war effort despite steel rationing.
Estwing begins manufacturing blue vinyl grips. The new grip is molded, not glued, making it highly durable.
The Moon Mission
Estwing’s geology pick becomes famous when Neil Armstrong uses it during training for the moon mission.
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A Rocky Romance
– Joe Stavish –
When some poor soul lost their Estwing geo pick decades ago, they never could have known how that misplaced tool would lay the groundwork, so to speak, for an unconventional love story about a man, his Estwing and the woman who loves them both.