The famous Estwing Geo/Paleo Pick GP100 has made a grand reentry after being out of production for several years. The handle has been beefed up to make the unit even stronger. It is 25 inches long with a total weight of 3 pounds. Painted steel with a soft vinyl grip. The light weight but great strength of this makes it a great field tool for any geologist or rockhound.
Not only is this a great digging tool but I use mine to help me navigate the steep slopes of mine tailings. Jab the tip in and pull yourself up then use the hoe end to cut a quick shelf to work from.
This is a great little pocket guide to rocks and minerals. It uses color drawings to illustrate the rocks and minerals which I find is far more handy that pictures of museum quality specimens. Rocks and minerals in the field often don't know what they're supposed to look like so they are more average than those museum exhibits!
Estwing's Cushion Grip Slitting chisel. Foam cushion grip to reduce impact. Heavy duty wide Hard Cap minimizes chips from flying off the chisel head and provides a wider head to help protect the hands from missed blows. Even has a centering target! This Estwing Rock Chisel has a flat chisel edge for splitting layers looking for for fossils, splitting geodes in half, or rocks for tumbling. Maximum design hammer head weight: 3 lbs.
Estwing's Cushion Grip drilling chisel. Foam cushion grip to reduce impact. Heavy duty wide Hard Cap minimizes chips from flying off the chisel head and provides a wider head to help protect the hands from missed blows. Even has a centering target! This Estwing rock chisel has a bull or pointed edge. The tip is square, 4 sided, with each side tapering to a point. The bull point chisel for drilling into rock. Use it to gain accuracy when trying to remove specimens from the country rock. Maximum design hammer head weight: 3 lbs.
This is Estwing's newest geological tool and sure to become the standard the rock pick carried by geologist and rockhounds.
The main differences between the hammer (Big Face) and the Estwing Supreme 22oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer is the new Big Face has, wait for it, a bigger face. Think of it like a bull dog or a pug. It's like the 22oz hammer's striking edge is "pushed in" towards the shaft. Like a mountain range created when two plates collide! Or like that day you spent hours pounding away on a chisel. The 22oz hammer's head is about 7/8'' square while the Big Face hammer's head is 1 1/8'' square, about a 1/4'' bigger on each side. Speaking of chisels, this rock hammer's head makes it much better for driving chisels.
Overall the weight of the Estwing Supreme Big Face 24 oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer E6-24PC and the Estwing Supreme 22oz Pointed Tip Rock Hammer E3-22P are about the same. The Big Face has extra head weight which imparts a more powerful impact, but the overall weight was held the same by attaching the grip to the handle shaft in a different way. (see the images below)
Light enough to easily carry but heavy enough to crack some rock. Estwing Supreme quality in a one-piece forged pointed tip rock pick. Fully polished solid steel with the Estwing shock absorbing nylon-vinyl grip which has been tested to reduce shock by 50%.
|Head Width||7 inches|
|Overall Length||13 1/2 inches|
|Head Weight||24 ounces|
|Total Weight||2 pounds|
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