About the Council Tool Sport Utility 2.25 Boy’s Axes 28″
Part of Council Tool’s new “Sport Utility” lineup, this axe has gone through a major upgrade from their standard line of painted axes. Rather than a painted finish, the Sport Utility line is finished in a dark natural forged finish, with a polished, sharp and ready to use blade, and wedged high and proud with a poplar wood wedge and a steel wedge rather than the previous aluminum wedge. The naturally dark forged and heat-treated head is oiled just like their premium axes.
2.25 lbs Dayton axe head outfitted with a 28″ curved hickory handle. Popularly referred to as a “boy’s” axe. A “mid” sized tool. Dayton pattern originated from the Dayton, Ohio, area.
Head made from forged tool steel
Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting
Designed to exceed ANSI standards–edge is Rc 48-55 in hardness at 1.25″ back from cutting edge (the poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in their forged condition)
Sport Utility Finish: head coated with boiled Linseed Oil over the forged finish
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 traditional double wedge system
The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond–approximately 1/4″ of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly