2 lbs Hudson Bay Axe head outfitted with a curved hickory handle. Two-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.
- Head made from forged tool steel
- Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting
- Designed to exceed ANSI standards--edge is Rc 48-55 in hardness at 1.25" back from cutting edge (the poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in their forged condition)
- Head coated with black enamel and the cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust
- American hickory handle, eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening
- Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured in a traditional manner with a wooden wedge and a round steel wedge
- The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond (about 2" of the handle is actually removed during assembly, making the overall length about 26")
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