Dayton Pattern Axe, Velvicut / 35’’
The Council Tool Premium Velvicut American felling axe is produced by their most experienced artisans. 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. . After the head is forged, much care is taken in the finishing process. The axe head is rough ground in a robotic work cell and then sharpened hand-sharpened (to fit a gauge, ensuring consistency) by an experienced craftsman using increasingly fine abrasives and then finished with leather stropping. 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 Dayton pattern is a timeless shape and much preferred by skilled woodsmen for a full-sized felling axe. The four pound head is forged from 5160 alloy steel, and it will outlast any user – they guarantee it! The axe face has a 4.75’’ cutting edge and a 35″ hickory handle. 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: 5 lbs. 100% Made in the USA!