Boy's Axe

2.25# Boy’s Axe; 28″ Curved Wooden Handle


5 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

2.25 lb. Dayton axe head outfitted with a 28″ curved hickory handle.

Product Description

2.25 lb. 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.

  • Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.
  • 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 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.
  • Heat coated with red enamel and cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
  • 28″ 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, 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.

Customer comments about the 22BR:

March 2012

“I just wanted to say that I learned about Council Tool within the past year. I am involved in bushcraft and camping and when the announcement came out that CT was going to produce some higher quality axes aimed at my hobby, most of us took notice. Earlier this year, I saw a video on YouTube by Israel Turley of Turley Knives on your Boy’s Axe. He thought very highly of it and showed that a $40 tool made in the USA could compete with Wetterlings and Gransfors Bruks. I ended up buying a Boy’s Axe online and just used it for the first time this weekend. It is an excellent axe! I am very, very pleased with it and I’m looking forward to many long years of use.”

 Sept 2011
“I recently acquired a Council Tool Boys Ax.  Considering the relatively low cost of the item, I would have expected some manufacturing defects, but much to my surprise, there were none.  After beveling and sharpening the bit, which was pretty easy to do, I have found this ax to be my favorite.  It may not out perform a bigger ax cut for cut, but it is far less tiring to use, and the job is more pleasant because of it.  A word on the haft is in order.  If you study what the professional ax men of the last century preferred, you will see that they liked thinner, whippier handles.  This was because less shock was transmitted to their hands and arms on each swing.  Today, most ax hafts are pretty thick, no doubt to help prevent breakage from wild swings.  The Council Tool hafts are the best I’ve seen yet, and the thin haft of the Boys Ax makes it a joy to use for extended periods of time.” 

4 reviews for 2.25# Boy’s Axe; 28″ Curved Wooden Handle

  1. 5 out of 5


    I have owned many axes and this 2.25# Boy’s Axe; 28″ Curved Wooden Handle is #1! My preferred bushcraft axe. Excellent quality and price. Handle and grain orientation is outstanding. I would give it 100 stars if I could. Why buy Swedish when you can buy from USA’s own Council Tool and a better pricel. Highly recommended! I can go on an on about this phenomenal axe but actions speak much louder than words. Check out my bushcraft review here –

  2. 5 out of 5


    I have used this axe for well over a year now and has never failed me. I have chopped my saw out of a limb a couple of times. Great for driving wedges in small to medium timber. Keeps a great edge. Mine will usually roll the hair off my arm. Just remember to treat your handle before you use it. Can’t beat buying American made products. Council keep your standards high and don’t bend for anyone.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I received this axe just yesterday (3-4-2017) and I immediately sharpened it up to my standards. I know people say not sharpen axes to razor sharp, but I’ve yet to understand why. My reasoning is I want an axe so sharp, knives as well, that it will shave a mouses rear end without waking it LOL. But seriously, in my opinion and experience, if you have an axe with a blade of pure quality it should not matter how sharp you keep it and you should never have to worry about chipping. I used this axe for a good solid hour chopping on oak, good ol’ Texas mesquite, hickory and plain ol’ junk mulberry and hackberry just trying to damage the edge and NOT once did I experience a chip or did the blade dull in any fashion. Thank you Coucil for making such an exquisite tool and this being my first Council axe and/or tool I can honestly say it will NOT be my last by any means!

  4. 5 out of 5


    I’ve had my 2.25 Boys Axe since 2005 and I cannot even begin to count the amount of hours I’ve used it. Still on the original handle too!! I’ve used this Axe for just about every chore you can think ok requiring a axe. Camp, Backpacking, Firewood, Falling Timber– Its done it all with me. This Ol’ girl is my go to for banging wedges when Felling 12+ yrs, also I’ve split Al LOT of Firewood with it too!!! Quality made her in our great USA!

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