3.5# Michigan pattern double bit axe with a 36″ jacketed fiberglass handle.
3.5# Michigan Double Bit; Fiberglass Handle
3.5# Michigan pattern double bit axe with a 36″ jacketed fiberglass 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 used when knots were present or to cut near the ground where contact with dirt was likely.
- 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 we target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge.
- Head coated with black enamel and cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust.
- 36″ yellow clad style fiberglass handle. Traditional double bit shape. Construction is a pultruded structural fiberglass core with an injection molded jacket acting as an exterior body. The jacket is tough, durable engineered polymer. Extremely strong, non-conductive and non-corrosive.
- Axe head is joined to the handle with a strong resilient epoxy, forming a chemical and mechanical bond. The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond.