Council Tool 3.5 lb. Dayton pattern single bit axe comes with 36″ curved wooden maintain. Dayton pattern so named for the Dayton, Ohio area. A full-sized felling axe for general axe chores. Cutting edge is approximately 4.75″ of overall length and the poll is square. The forged steel head is hand sharpened with a tapered bit for cutting and splitting.It meets ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, a minimum of 1/2 inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 and so they target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls don’t seem to be hardened and remain within the as forged condition.The head is coated with red enamel and cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust. At the same time as the 36″ curved American hickory maintain’s eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and lend a hand prevent loosening. The axe head is hydraulically seated onto maintain and secured with a serrated aluminum wedge. The serrated shape improves bite and the aluminum number of material is strong, lightweight and does not change size with moisture content. The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2″ of the overall length of the maintain is got rid of all through assembly.
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This item: Council Tool 3.5 lbs. Dayton Axe with 36" Curved Handle$29.99