3.5 lb. Dayton pattern single bit axe with 36″ fiberglass deal with. 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. America made forged steel head is hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and splitting. The Dayton Pattern Axe also meets ANSI Standards which 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 top coated with black enamel and cutting edges in clear lacquer to discourage rust. TConstruction of the deal with is a pultruded structural fiberglass core with an injection molded jacket acting as an exterior body. The jacket is tough, durable engineered polymer. Extremely strong, non-conductive and is non-corrosive. The axe head is joined to the deal with with a strong resilient epoxy, forming a chemical and mechanical bond. The inner detail of the attention is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond.