Woodman's Pal Design and Use

An American icon since 1941

Back in 1941 in Pennsylvania, artist and engineer Frederick Ehrsam of Victor Tool Company saw a need for a single, well-designed tool that could clear brush and blaze trails and thin, trim, chop and prune.  The tool he designed was the Woodman's Pal.  Professionals in forestry, agriculture and horticulture quickly recognized it as an history achievement.  The U.S. Military prized the Woodman's Pal as well.  Designated the "LC-14-B", the Woodman's Pal was standard issue from the early part of WWII through Desert Storm.

Today the Woodman's Pal continues to be handcrafted right here in Pennsylvania with only the finest American-made raw materials.  And this tool is still praised by forest and land managers, surveyors, campers, hikers, hunters, soldiers, handymen, scouts, fishermen, gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.

One of the finest outdoorsman's tools in the world

Trim. Prune. Blaze trails. Brush out lines. Remove unwanted growth. Build hunting blinds. You name-it the Woodman's Pal does it.

Light-weight (23 oz), compact (16 1/2" long) and superbly balanced, the Woodman's Pal feels like an extension of your arm.  This extraordinary tool will give you a lifetime of service.

  1. Specially annealed high carbon steel blade (hardened to Rockwell C47+/-2) will not crack or chip even in sub-zero temperatures.
  2. Concave axe blade is ground for extreme strength and offers superior edge holding capabilities.  The blade will cut wood up to 1 1/2" in diameter with a single stroke.
  3. Chisel sharp sickle hook slices through stubborn vines and briars, and removes unwanted sprout growth at ground level.
  4. Line of balance runs precisely from the grip through the sickle edge creating a natural momentum for efficient swinging motion.
  5. Black powder coating prevents rust and corrosion.
  6. Safety toe extends 1" up the axe-side of the tool to reduce risk of deflective injuries.