Logrite is proud to sell Council Tool's line of axes because the founders of both companies share similar beliefs and beginnings.
John Picket Council, like Kevin, began making tools because he was dissatisfied with the quality of tools available for purchase. Word spread about the value of the tools he handcrafted, and he subsequently found himself selling tools. The business was incorporated in 1886, and it's been manufacturing hand tools of one type or another ever since. Both John and Kevin believe that manufacturing a quality product, continuing to be innovative and being honest are keys to a company's success.
For well over a century, Council Tool has forged millions of axes; all of them 100% Made in the USA.
"Made in the USA" is a phrase that is particularly meaningful. This means just what it says at Council Tool. We use only American steel in our forgings, American hickory in our handles, and we use domestic material and supplies. Before we attach a "Made in the USA" label, we make sure ours is a quality product in every respect, that it measures up to our own standards, and that it is a product that will represent excellent value for the user.
Council Tool uses a variety of forging methods to produce their tools. Forging is simply striking hot metal with a hammer into a desired shape. The advantage to forging is that it improves the strength of the metal by aligning and stretching the grain structure. A forged part will be stronger than a casting or a machines part.
Before you buy a tool, ask if it is forged. Council Tools are.