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4 Lb Dayton Pattern Single Bit Axe; 36" curved Handle St handl

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4 Lb Dayton Pattern Single Bit Axe; 36" curved Handle St handl

$ 55.25

  • 4 lb. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36″ curved wooden handle. Dayton pattern so named for the Dayton, Ohio area. A full-sized felling axe for general axe chores. Cutting edge is approximately 4.75″ of overall length and the poll is square.

    • Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.
    • Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and 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 red enamel and cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
    • 36″ curved 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 size 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 1/2″ of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.

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