Celebrating 129 Years of Manufacturing ~ 1886 to 2015
Hickory – a hardwood and the traditional handle choice when
it comes to striking tools – only grows in certain areas in the US. Because of this limitation and the long
growth cycle of wood, it’s getting harder and harder to procure. In addition, hickory has become more popular
in the housing market. There has been a
great deal of increase in pricing of late.
In fact, hardwood prices have recently reached record highs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS), since October 2014 hardwood prices are over 40% higher than in 2009.
Council Tool’s cost of obtaining hickory handles has
increased in double digits as of late. We
do not see this trend reversing any time soon, and production cost has
increased dramatically. Please know
that Council Tool is taking steps to minimize and control cost, but we do not
anticipate any reversal of the rising price of hickory.
Council Tool encourages its distributors to consider
fiberglass-handled tools as an alternative.
Man-made rather than organic, fiberglass is more readily available. To this end, Council Tool recently decreased
selling prices on fiberglass-handled tools.
Check out our newest tool! The new Apocalaxe is a multi-purpose tool featuring an axe blade, a hammer head, sculpted hand
grip, gut hook and bottle opener. Place your order now!
We are very proud to announce that Council Tool Company has been awarded our ISO 9001-2008 Certification. Thanks to all the Council Tool staff for their hard work in reaching this goal.
Council Tool offers Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic Hammers.
Our Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic Hammers are the ideal tool for applications and environments where you can’t have a spark or magnetic attraction. The combination of the manganese-bronze material and Council Tool’s high quality manufacturing process puts these hammers in a class by themselves.
For more information download our sales sheet:
Watch a You Tube video for step-by-step instructions on how to sharpen a Council Tool axe:
Velvicut® Premium Axes from Council Tool. Seasoned, experienced craftsmen combine 128 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 with increasingly fine grit abrasives and finished with leather. Custom handles, selected for grain orientation and density, are grade “A” American hickory. Axe heads are lightly oiled and left unpainted to showcase the natural steel beauty.
These top-of-the-line, world class axes are made for the serious user, collector, outdoorsman, or tool aficionado. They are not for everyone but rather for those who seek the very best.
Enjoy a virtual tour of the plant as you watch Council Tool craftsmen make a Premium Hudson Bay axe! To view the video click here.
IN GOD WE TRUST