Hudson Bay Camp Axe

2# Hudson Bay Camp Axe; 28″ Curved Wooden Handle


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

2 lb. Hudson Bay Axe head outfitted with a curved hickory handle.

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Product Description

2 lb. Hudson Bay Axe head outfitted with a curved hickory handle. Two-handed camp axe, 26″ overall length . Used for light splitting, chopping, driving tent pegs, etc. The pattern is thought to have originated from “Biscayan” in Northern Spain, near France. French traders used this hand 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.
  • 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.
  • Head coated with black enamel and the cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
  • 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″.

1 review for 2# Hudson Bay Camp Axe; 28″ Curved Wooden Handle

  1. 4 out of 5


    I just received my Council tool Hudson Bay 28 inch Camp axe. I haven’t cut down any trees with it yet but the small stuff that I’ve done has given me a good feel for the axe. It’s not the velvicut series but it’s definitely well worth the money. It was sharp as it needed to be when I got it very durable very well crafted with a nice slim handle comma I couldn’t ask for more. Except the velvicut! which I will be purchasing very soon! I was skeptical as anyone would be being that I never used any products from Council tool. And honestly I don’t think you’d get more of a product by spending money on Swiss made axes( Hulls Bruk, Hultafors, etc..) though they make a good product as well, I just enjoy spending my money here at home. The axe I bought was $50 and for that I really didn’t expect it but the product I received in my opinion is worth twice that. Thank you Council tool I look forward to using more of your products in the future. Especially some Velvicut! Keep up good work.
    Thanks. -JT Michigan

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