3.75# Pulaski axe with 36″ yellow fiberglass handle.
3.75# Pulaski Fire Axe; Fiberglass Handle
3.75# Pulaski axe with 36″ yellow fiberglass 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. A traditional single bit axe blade on one end and a mattock blade for digging or grubbing on the other end.
- Forged steel head. Made in USA.
- Hand sharpened, single bit edge and mattock blade.
- 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.
- Body coated with red enamel and the 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.
- Special order item. Longer lead times may apply.