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Council Tool 2.25 lbs Single Bit "Boy's Axe" - 28" Curved Handle

Council Tool 2.25 lbs Single Bit "Boy's Axe" - 28" Curved Handle
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Council Tool 2.25 lbs Single Bit "Boy's Axe" - 28" Curved Handle
SKU: CNL-SU22B28CMPN: SU22B28CGTIN/UPC: 008298424102
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  • Made in the United States of America!

Product Description

Part of Council Tool's new "Sport Utility" lineup, this axe has gone through a major upgrade from their standard line of painted axes. Rather than a painted finish, the Sport Utility line is finished in a dark natural forged finish, with a polished, sharp and ready to use blade, and wedged high and proud with a poplar wood wedge and a steel wedge rather than the previous aluminum wedge. The naturally dark forged and heat-treated head is oiled just like their premium axes.

2.25 lbs Dayton axe head outfitted with a 28" curved hickory handle. Popularly referred to as a “boy’s” axe. A “mid” sized tool. Dayton pattern originated from the Dayton, Ohio, area.

  • 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 boiled Linseed Oil over the forged finish
  • 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 traditional double wedge system
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond--approximately 1/4" of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly


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Questions & Answers

1 Question & 1 Answer
from Dothan, AL asked:
December 28, 2018
Is this a utility axe?
1 Answer
We're not sure exactly what you mean by utility. We can say that this size of axe is commonly thought of as a "boy's axe" or a "camp axe" (not to be confused with a hatchet) because it is lightweight and useful, adaptable to a variety of chore--light splitting or chopping--and something that most people can handle.
Submitted by: WRS on December 31, 2018

Product Reviews

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By Stevo
Bovina Center, New York
December 28, 2018
Sharp forged head nicely contoured handle
The forged head comes with a very usably sharp edge right out of the box. It appears to be very solidly locked into the handle. The handle has a nice curve at the tail end but could stand to have a greater hook to secure your hand. The handle on mine is very light in color, not nearly as dark as in the photo above. It does not seem to have the oil finish as described; feels more like a polyurethane coating--I would have preferred oil. Also, would have been nice to have a more carefully selected piece of Hickory.
Merchant Response:Thank you for the review Stevo. We read your comments and shared them with the axe manufacturer, and they offered up the following insights. This is not a "premium" axe, therefore it does not come with a premium handle. The handle manufacturer does a "straight run" of handles for non-premiums. These handles do not come oiled like the premium handles, rather they are waxed. As for the handle color, there is no structural integrity difference between heartwood and sapwood (red versus white wood), although some people have a strong preference of one over the other. The color variances come from how deep into the hickory tree the handle comes from. The darker the handle the deeper from the tree. So a heartwood handle (red) is going to be from a hickory blank that%u2019s deeper in the trunk than a sapwood (white) handle will be blanked from. We hope you find this information helpful, and again, thank you for the review.
ProsSolid axe head Very sharp straight from the factory Well contoured handle Well secured head
ConsUnattractive plastic-like finish Not contoured enough Poorly selected potentially weak piece of hickory

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