Sometimes referred to as a carpenter’s axe or a ship builder’s axe. A mid sized tool sharpened in a center-cut style (both sides of the blade beveled) making it great for chopping or notching. Forged tool steel head. Made in USA. 28″ curved American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening. ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least ½ inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 and we target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in the as-forged condition. Coated with clear lacquer to deter rust. Axe head is seated onto the handle in a traditional manner using a wooden wedge crossed with a metal wedge for added security. Premium USA-made leather sheath is included.
- Made in USA
- 2 3/4 Lb Head w/ 4 3/4″ Cutting Edge
- 28″ curved American hickory
- Premium USA-made leather sheath
- Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening