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1.75# Hudson Bay Camp Axe
 
Product Number: 175HB28
List: $ 53.65  


1.75 lb. Hudson Bay Axe head outfitted with a curved hickory handle. Two-handed camp axe, 26" overall length . Used for light splitting, chopping, driving tent pegs, etc. 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 Americans for fur and other commodities in the Hudson Bay area, St. Lawrence River, and other trade routes.

* Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.

* Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting.

*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.

* 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 2" of the handle is removed during assembly making the overall length of the tool 26".

 
 
 
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