This is a replacement Cordura Sheath and Honing Stone for Classic Model #481 Tool - Pro Tool Industries, Inc.
First Designed in 1941, the Woodman’s Pal has been included in military and civilian survival kits ever since. Originally called the LC-14-B by the U.S. military, the Woodman's Pal is now referred to as "Survival Tool Type IV". The U.S. Army even commissioned a booklet called "Fighting with the Woodman’s Pal" to instruct soldiers on the method of it’s use in hand to hand combat.
Whatever you call it, the Woodman's Pal Tool is a tough, no nonsense piece of essential survival gear. The Woodman's Pal is made of specially annealed 1/8" thick steel. The Woodman's Pal Tool is then hardened to Rockwell C-47 and has a resin bonded fluorocarbon coating to prevent corrosion.
The Woodman's Pal Today
Today's Woodman's Pal® is virtually identical to the original. Its quality and integrity cannot be achieved easily, inexpensively, or en masse. Only the best materials are used. And all are treated with respect. The blade is SAE1075 cold rolled spring steel, hardened to Rockwell C47. A lower-carbon steel would not hold the edge for long. Harder steel (like SAE1095 used in fine cutlery) can become brittle in cold weather and can crack or chip with heavy use. The handle is shaped from a single piece of American hardwood, cemented and riveted to the tang. The belt-looped sheath is heavily stitched, and rugged.
From the blanking of the steel on the 150-ton press to the hand-lacquering of each handle, there are 23 stages of production. Some of these operations employ machines unlike any others in the world. All stages are done by hand. Edges are precisely rolled resulting in double-convex perfection. We not only understand our craftsmen's concern and accept it as another necessary expense toward the finest tool possible; we wouldn't have it any other way.
When you use the Woodman's Pal®, you will know how an edge tool could be worth it all.