Council Tool 2# Hudson Bay Single Bit Camp Axe with 28" Curved Hickory Handle
The Council Tool 2# Hudson Bay Camp Axe features a 28" curved hickory handle. The Council Tool 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp Axe is two-handed camp axe and is used for light splitting, chopping, driving tent pegs, etc. Council Tool says the Hudson Bay pattern is thought to have originated from “Biscayan” in Northern Spain, near France. French traders used this hand axe with the design of the Council Tool 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp 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.
Council Tool 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp Axe Specifications and Features
- 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp Axe features a forged tool steel head.
- 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp Axe is made in the USA.
- 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp Axe is 4-1/" blade, 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 they target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in the "as" forged condition.
- 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp Axe head is coated with black enamel and the cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
- 2# Hudson Bay 28" Camp Axe features an 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 in a traditional manner with a wooden wedge and a round steel wedge.
- 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″.
- Council Tool 2# Hudson Bay Single Bit Camp Axe Mfr Part Number 20HB28