Council Tool 38PE136 is a 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. The Council Pulaski Axe is a traditional style bit axe blade on one end and a mattock blade for digging or grubbing on the other end. The Council Tool 3.75 lb Pulaski Axe is used in a variety of settings including forestry and general landscaping.
Also Available - Replacement Handle and Leather
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Dec 2018
I have not yet used this axe yet, I am reviewing here only the unboxing and CSP's service.
CSP Service: 5 stars
I had a very frustrating experience trying to order this from Amazon, so I came here instead of purchasing a second axe from them.
CSP was amazing. I asked them to help me look at the grain in the handle and make sure they shipped me an axe that wouldn't break too easily. They did it.
They also got the order shipped the same day I ordered it. FedEx boggled some things up, but all in all, very pleased with both the price and the service from CSP.
Axe Unboxing: 4 stars
Council Tool is one of the few well-regarded American landscape tool companies. They are one of two companies that make US Forestry Service standard Pulaski axes (mattock + axe), although this model is NOT that model. This has a slightly softer steel and ostensibly a slightly lower grade of hickory handle, but still feels sturdy.
Some of the red lacquer paint had bubbled on the axe head and came right off, but the paint appears mostly aesthetic anyways.
The axe came unsharpened, but if you can't sharpen your axe, you probably have no business buying an axe in the first place.
I expect this tool to provide good service once I do sharpen it, so I'm comfortable giving this item 4 stars at the moment.
All prices are in USD.