Council Tool 3.5# Michigan Double Bit Axe
3.5# Michigan pattern double bit axe with a 36" straight wooden handle. Michigan pattern originated from the state of the same name. Double bit axes were sometimes sharpened in different ways. One end was thinner and sharper and used for knot-free cutting; the other end was thicker and blunter and was used when knots were present or to cut near the ground where contact with dirt was likely.
Council Tool 3.5# Michigan Double Bit Axe Features:
- Forged tool steel head.
- Made in USA.
- Hand sharpened double bits for cutting and splitting, sharpened in the same manner.
- 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 targets 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge.
- To deter rust, head coated with red enamel and cutting edges in clear lacquer.
- 36" 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 the 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.
- A strong mechanical bond from the tapered interior detail of the eye.