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Council Velvicut 2lb Premium Hudson Bay Axe

Council Velvicut 2lb Premium Hudson Bay Axe
Highland Item # 129585

Price : $129.99
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Council Velvicut 2lb Premium Hudson Bay Axe

This axe is a runner up award winner in the 2012 Made in the South awards from Garden & Gun magazine.

Velvicut is Council's premium line. Council combines modern technology with 125 years of axe making experience to produce an heirloom quality tool. The grade "A" hickory handle is selected for grain orientation and density, and is mounted to the head in a traditional manner using a softwood wedge crossed with a steel wedge for added security. The handle and the head have a light linseed oil coating to protect and showcase the natural beauty of the materials. The sheath is made of premium leather with a buckle for fastening and an embossed logo. All components are made in the USA.

The Hudson Bay Axe is a one handed axe used for light splitting and chopping. The pattern is thought to have originated in southern France or northern Spain. Axes of this pattern were used by French fur traders in the Hudson Bay area. The Velvicut version has and elongated poll to improve the balance of the axe. The forged steel head and hickory handle are made in America. The cutting edge is hardened to Rc 48-55.

The 2 lb Velvicut Hudson Bay Axe comes with a leather sheath.

  • Edge Length 4"
  • Head Length 6-1/2"
  • Overall Length 17-1/2"
  • Head weight 2 lbs
  • Overall weight 2.6 lbs

From the Manufacturer

Seasoned Council Tool craftsmen combine 125 years of tool making know-how, modern techniques, and excellent materials. Premium axes are drop forged from alloy steel for strength and toughness. Heads are rough ground and profiled in a robotic work cell. Bits are quenched and tempered for superior edge holding. Bit sharpening is by hand and an experienced one at that with increasingly fine grit abrasives and finished with leather. Custom handles, selected for grain orientation and density, are grade A American hickory, white sapwood, or red hardwood. Axe heads are lightly oiled and left unpainted to showcase the natural steel beauty.

This top-of-the-line, world class axe is made for the serious user, collector, outdoorsman, or tool aficionado. It is not for everyone but rather for those who seek the best.

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