Bad Axe Boy’s Axe, Velvicut / 27”
The “Bad Axe Boy’s Axe” is a great mid-sized tool perfect for camping or to keep handy in a vehicle or at home. It’s small enough to split kindling but “BAD” enough to chop a small tree. Modeled after the well-known “Boy’s Axe” of the US Forest Service, this beauty takes improved performance one step further. Like the Velvicut Hudson Bay, this axe is pierced with a special punch forming ribs horizontally and vertically inside the eye. Council Tool’s unique upsetting technique creates more contact area and “bite” between the head to handle joint resulting in a stronger and more durable tool. The Dayton patterned head, which originated in the Dayton, Ohio area, features somewhat thicker cheeks than other axes in the marketplace. Its angle is approximately 25°, but is slightly convex. This superlative design feature is preferred by many tool experts and provides a deep bite into wood without sticking. Each axe is hand-sharpened (to fit a gauge, ensuring consistency). The hickory handle is produced from a blank selected for grain orientation and density, making it strong. Council Tool’s handle pattern features a prominent grip and a slim body that allows the handle to flex a bit, improving its ergonomics. Its traditional pattern embodies the heirloom quality of axes from times gone by. The two and a half pound head is forged from 5160 alloy steel, and it will outlast any user – they guarantee it! The axe face has a 4’’ cutting edge and a 27″ hickory handle. Comes with a full grain leather sheath, box, and a copy of The Council Tool Axe Book. A premium full-grain leather sheath is included to protect the tool and user and features a buckle for fastening. All axes are boxed and include a copy of The Council Tool Axe Book. Weight: 3.5 lbs. 100% Made in the USA!