Dayton Railsplitter Axe with Straight Handle

6# Dayton SB Axe; 36″ Straight Wooden Handle


5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

6 lb. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36″ straight wooden handle.

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Product Description

6 lb. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36″ straight 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″ straight 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.

1 review for 6# Dayton SB Axe; 36″ Straight Wooden Handle

  1. 5 out of 5


    I have had this axe for several months now and to give some back ground on what I do I’m a logger and sell firewood in the winter. This axe is great for driving wedges in big timber or heavy leaners. I also use this axe to split some of my firewood. I have split beech and hickory with it. Holds a great edge and can walk right through walnut when chopping limbs. Can’t say enough good about this axe.
    Canaan Addison
    East Tennessee

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