4 lbs. Dayton Axe; 36 in. Curved Wooden Handle

SKU: 40DR36C

MSRP $69.08

(2 customer reviews)

4 lbs. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36 in. curved wooden handle.

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4 lbs. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36 in. curved 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 in. 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 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 in. of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly

“I would just like to say that we received our axe last week and it cuts our oak logs like butter!!! I have been searching for a good axe for a few months. It is laughable the difference in quality from your product to the junk they sell at the major chain stores. I am THANKFUL I finally decided to order directly from your company (especially since I couldn’t find ANY in the stores made is USA). We will definitely pass on the praise to our friends. Thank you for remaining USA-made 🙂

One very happy customer”

Jan 2012
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  1. Alan

    I recently purchased a Dayton axe and I was extremely disappointed in how the grain orientation was completely wrong. As an axe manufacturer this should be part of your quality control, to NEVER send an axe out the door without proper grain orientation. If you want to out compete a cheap discount made in China axe, so be it. But if you want to be considered the premier US made alternative to the well made Swedish axes, then you must consider this part of the axe quality. The last time I purchased a Council Tool axe it was perfect and guess what, the handle is still going 4 years later. I will be lucky to get a few months out of this axe. Again, no worries if you want to be a cheap alternative, but if you want to impress customers who know the difference in a High Quality axe, you have to get this right!

  2. Knot Anidiot

    Alan – this took me a few minutes of reading, and you must be talking about the handle and not the axe head. Yes, genius, steel has a grain too. So if you are commenting about the axe handle and not the axe head, go crawl back under the log from whence you came and I’ll send you the $30 to buy a new handle. The important part of an “axe” is the forging, not the handle.

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