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Council Tool Hudson Bay Axe

Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting, 2 lb. Hudson Bay axe head outfitted with an 17″ curved hickory handle and furnished with a sheath. One-handed camp axe. Used for light splitting, chopping, driving tent pegs, etc.

Hudson Bay axe history

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 American for fur and other commodities in the Hudson Bay area, St. Lawrence River and other trade routes.

Council Tool Specs

* Forged tool steel head.  Council axes made in usa. * . *ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least ½ inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 and we target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in the as forged condition. * Head coated with black enamel and the cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust. * 18″ 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 shape improves bite and the aluminum choice 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″-1″ of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly making to overall length of the tool around 17″ * Durable sheath with snap and belt slit is included.

Customer Reviews

Great value was expecting chintzy leather

 on April 14, 2016
By Cara Erwin
Great value was expecting chintzy leather. Great leather as well. A little on the heavy side for the length but exactly what it claims and better.

Five Stars

 on September 22, 2016
By William
Better quality than I expected for the price. Made in the USA which is a positive.

Fine small axe

 on September 14, 2016
By Keith
Fine tool. Well handled,sharp….

looks good!

 on February 2, 2018
By Amazon Customer
As described, looks good!

Five Stars

 on March 31, 2015
By carol
Great sturdy axe. Very sharp and a manageable length for processing wood.

Quality American Made product.

 on April 2, 2015
By David M Heaney
This is a quality American Made product. I have not had much opportunity to put it to thorough use yet. I have done some kindling splitting for the firepit in my yard and was happy with the performance.

Five Stars

 on March 21, 2016
By Robert T. Powell
Great camp axe