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Woodman's Pal Classic Model 481 Tool 10-1/2" Blade, Wood Handle, Nylon Sheath, Honing Stone - 481-NS

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Part Number: WP48112
Manufacturer: Woodman's Pal
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WP481: Woodman's Pal Classic Model 481 with Nylon Sheath
Woodman's Pal

A Unique Tool Offering Optimum Performance, Usefulness and Power, Artful Beauty In Its Handiwork and a Proud History In its Design

This blade cuts branches and wood up to 1-1/2” in diameter with a single stroke. Its unique sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.

The Woodman’s Pal is a brush axe/machete that can perform the tasks of many tools including machetes, axes, hatchets, pruning saws, pruning shears, pruning knives, bow saws, loppers, Bowie knives and for certain jobs, even chain saws. It allows you to trim, prune, blaze trails, brush out lines, remove unwanted growth and build duck blinds.

Designed in 1941 in Pennsylvania by Artist and Engineer, Frederick Ehrsam of Victor Tool Company, these unique high quality tools continue to be made right here in Pennsylvania, with only USA made raw materials.

These All-American tools are made of the highest grade American steel and the best American ash wood by dedicated Pennsylvania craftsmen, and those craftsmen’s precision and attention to detail are testaments of their commitment to our USA Pride: Build it once Build it right.

Today, the Woodman’s Pal is still praised by forest and land managers, surveyors, campers, hikers, hunters, soldiers, handymen, scouts, fishermen, gardeners and any outdoorsman or woman.

Nylon Sheath

Heavy density 1800 denier waterproof cordura nylon with nickel snap and rivet, belt loop and convenient Velcro closure with honing stone. Finished with a Woodman’s Pal® logo patch, this is an excellent alternative to leather.

NSN: 5110-01-474-5393
  • Specially annealed, high carbon steel blade (hardened to Rockwell C47+2).
  • Crack and chip proof, even in sub-zero temperatures.
  • Convex ground, concave axe blade for extreme strength and superior edge holding capabilities. Cuts wood up to 1-1/2” in diameter with a single stroke.
  • 16-1/2“overall length
  • 6” ash hardwood handle that’s made to fit the user’s hand snugly
  • 1/8” thick x 10-1/2“ high carbon steel blade hardened to Rockwell C47 giving it strength for cutting, keeping its edge and also flexibility in cold weather.
  • Nylon wrist strap allows for quick dropping and retrieval when necessary.
  • Blade cuts branches and wood up to 1-1/2” in diameter with a single stroke. The unique sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.
  • Chisel sharp sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars, and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.
  • Line of balance runs precisely from the grip through the sickle edge creating a natural momentum for efficient, accurate and comfortable swinging motion.
  • Black powder coating prevents rust and corrosion.
  • Safety toe, extending one inch up the axe-side of the tool, reduces risk of deflective injuries
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Stephanie R
Moorcroft, Wy
Oct 12, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
One Chopping Son of a Gun!!
This is a very handy tool for chopping up stuff in the jungle and forrest. I gave mine to a bush whacker in Costa Rica so I'm getting a new one with a leather case this time.
5 out of 5
San Francisco
Aug 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Materials
Cons: None
wonderfully made tool
This was gift to a dear family friend & he was over the moon when he got it. He remembers it from childhood. (He lives on Cape Cod.) His 95 yr old father was also taken w/it. It brought back alot of good memories for them both. It will be used faithfully in the present as well. One reason we chose this is that it is made in the US. Although like many, we are on a tight budget, we are willing to pay more for products of quality made here.
5 out of 5
Oct 24, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Woodsman Pal
Ideal for clearing brush too big for hand clippers and also works on brush that I had to use limb loppers on before. Hook at end of blade greatly assisted in pulling vines out of shubbery. Impressed with how blade held its edge after a morning workout. The scabbard is a must to keep the blade from accidental cuts to the user and others. Regret I had not bought one years ago.
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