1.25 lbs. Hudson Bay Axe head
outfitted with an 14 in. curved hickory handle. One-handed camp axe.
Used for light splitting, chopping, driving tent pegs, etc. The pattern
is thought to have originated from “Biscayan” in Northern Spain, near
France. French traders used this hand axe as a trade tool in their
dealings with Native Americans for fur and other commodities in the
Hudson Bay area, St. Lawrence River, and other trade routes.
Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.
- Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting.
- ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of
Rc 45-60, at least ˝ 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.
- Head coated with boiled Linseed Oil over the as forged finish.
- 14 in. curved American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below
10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.
Hafted high and proud.
- Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a traditional double wedge system.
- The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong
mechanical bond. Approximately 1/4 in. of overall length of the handle
is removed during assembly.
65 Warning: This product contains Nickel (metallic), a chemical known
to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.