This chopping tool has an over all length of 26.2 inches. The axe head is a heavy 2 pounds. Over all weight comes in at 47.2 ounces. The head is made a the high quality 5160 steel. For those who care,...
This chopping tool has an over all length of 26.2 inches. The axe head is a heavy 2 pounds. Over all weight comes in at 47.2 ounces. The head is made a the high quality 5160 steel. For those who care, such as myself, this axe is proudly made in the USA. by the council tool axe company. First you will be struck by the packaging. Very nice looking package indeed. Inside you will recieve warranty cards to fill out, safety and care for tips for the tool, and other information. This company is a class act for sure.
This tool is a daddy of an axe. Heavy two pound head that splits what it comes in contact with. This axe is perfectly sized for chopping wood at the camp or at the home stead. Because this axe comes with a handle that is a good four inches longer than most, you can actually stand do deliver your swings more often than you would be required to kneel. This is not only more comfortable, but permits you to put more power into the stroke, doing more work on the splitting end, with the same over all effort. You will have no difficulty at all creating feather sticks with this axe. Once again the longer handle gives the user a greater mechanical advantage when doing close work such as this.
Regarding the sheath, very high quality, while at the same time, keeping it simple. Elegant design to the sheath, but still reminds you, this is an axe. The sheath is easy to take on and off, and is a great value. As for the axe handle, the handle has grain direction, and excellent handle, head alignment as well. The handle being 26 inches plus in length really gives this axe seemingly perfect balance. Much better balance than with a shorter handle.
To sum it up, this really is a solid product from a solid American company. Not so many axe making companies still remain in the USA, and ww can all be proud of this one. Product is an excellent value for the money, and again it is impressive to see the increase in balance an usability as a result of a handle beyond 22 inches in length. This 26 inch handle really give this tool and edge come work time, and permits much more stand up swings, than the shorter handled versions. Highly recommended.
Product retails for around $135.