3.75# Pulaski axe with 36" hickory handle. Thought to have been developed in the early 1900's by Edward Pulaski, a legendary Forest Service Ranger in Idaho. It is said that in August, 1910 his presence saved the lives of 45 men during a difficult time in a large fire. A traditional style bit axe blade on one end and a mattock blade for digging or grubbing on the other end. Used in a variety of settings including forestry and general landscaping.
*Forged steel head. Made in USA.
*Hand sharpened, single bit edge and mattock blade.
*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 53-58.
*Body coated with black enamel and the cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust.
*36" Top grade double bit 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 PVC wedge. The serrated shape improves bite and the PVC 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" of the overall length of the handle is removed during assembly. OAL is nominal.
*Produced in accordance with US Forest Service specification 5100-355E.
*This product meets the GSA spec for NSN# 5120-00-293-3467.