2 lbs Hudson Bay Camp Axe; 24 in. Curved Wooden Handle Sport Utility Finish


MSRP $82.65

(3 customer reviews)

2 lbs. Hudson Bay Axe head outfitted with an 24 in. curved hickory handle.

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2 lbs. Hudson Bay Axe head outfitted with a 24 in. curved hickory handle. One or two-handed camp axe. 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 1/2 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 end is also heat treated.
  • Head coated with boiled Linseed Oil over the as forged finish.
  • 24 in. curved American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening. Hafted high and proud.
  • Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a traditional double wedge system.
  • Approximately 1-1/4 in. of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.

Prop 65 Warning:This product contains Nickel (metallic), a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

  1. Forrest Gnome

    I have owned this axe for probably ten years or so, I Love it for light chopping, and splitting tasks such as working up campfire wood. The head is heavy enough to do the job without being unwieldy, Great for use with a chopping block but too short for general chopping, such as bucking logs, (in my humble opinion) wish the handle was 6 to 8 inches longer, I find it quickly tiring to chop bent over.

  2. Bob

    It’s a nice light axe, and I really liked it until the handle came loose after a year. Adding additional wedges didn’t help. I emailed Council Tool to try to get another handle and never got an answer. I’m disappointed.

  3. John Smith

    I’m really impressed with this new design of the Hudson Bay Axe. It’s far easier to control and make precise cuts than the standard design. It’s great for limbing, cutting kindling and I’ve split ash and black walnut logs over 12” diameter with it. It’s become my go to axe for most general chores around the house. I keep one in my truck and one in the shop. If I could only take one axe with me to survive in the woods it would be this one.

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