4 lbs Dayton pattern single bit axe with 20" straight handle. Known as a minerís axe, or as a cutter's axe here in the Pacific Northwest. The short handle is used for close quarters work and slips easily into a backpack. Cutting edge is approximately 4.75" of overall length and the poll is square.
- Head made from forged tool steel
- Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and 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 red 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 with a serrated aluminum wedge--the serrated edge improves bite and the aluminum material is strong, lightweight and does not change size with moisture
- The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond (about 1/2" of the handle is actually removed during assembly)
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