Council Tool (JP20HB24C)Velvicut® 2 lbs. Premium Hudson Bay Bush Craft/Camp Axe with Mask and 24 in. Handle
2 lbs. Hudson Bay Premium Velvicut®
axe is a shape and size ideal for camping, hunting or hiking
expeditions. The Hudson Bay is small enough to pack and carry yet big
enough to get the job done. 2 lbs. head plus handle combines for an
overall tool weight of approximately 2-3/4 lbs.
The Hudson Bay pattern is believed to
have originated in the Biscayan area of Northern Spain and was first
used in North America as a trading piece along the fur trade routes. In
this Velvicut® , we took a traditional Hudson Bay pattern and
added some length to the poll to improve the tool’s balance. After it
is drop forged, the axe head is rough ground in a state-of-the-art
robotic work cell. Then the hand work begins: an experienced artisan
sharpens the cutting edge using increasingly fine abrasives and then
finally with leather stropping. Relative to other patterns, the Hudson
Bay has a very short eye length. This reduces the contact area between
the head and handle, which can lead to looseness. This new design
creates more contact area and bite between the head to handle joint. The
result? A stronger and more durable tool.
The 24-inch hickory handle (before
assembly) is produced from a blank selected for grain orientation and
density, making it strong. Our handle pattern features a prominent grip
and a slim body that allows the handle to flex a bit, improving its
ergonomics. OAL length of finished tool is +-22 in.
A sharp axe is a safe axe as it is less
likely to glance out of the cut. Be assured that this axe has been hand
honed by our skilled craftsmen and is ready to use – but is shaped with
enough thickness to split campfire wood. All components are Made in
Head will last a lifetime, we guarantee it.
Forged from 5160 grade alloy steel. “Council” is displayed on one side of the head, and the other is proudly marked “USA”.
Bit and poll is heat treated and
quenched approximately 1 in. from the cutting edge, then tempered for
maximum edge holding and toughness. Final hardness Rc 52-56.
Handle is made of grade “A” American
hickory and its traditional pattern embodies the heirloom quality of
axes from times gone by.
Forged axe head is hung in a traditional manner using a softwood wedge along with a steel wedge for added security.
Axe head is coated with light oil to
prevent rusting and to showcase the exceptional Council Tool
craftsmanship. A Linseed oil coating is applied to protect the handle.
Premium leather mask protects the tool
and user and features a buckle for fastening, and an embossed logo. Like
its companion axe, the mask is Made in USA
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.
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