2 lb. Hudson Bay Axe head outfitted with an 18" curved hickory handle. One-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. Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a serrated aluminum wedge. The serrated shape improves bite 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" of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.
- Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.
- Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting.
- Heat treated cutting edge produces fine grain structure and Rc 45-55 (Rockwell Hardness Values) for safety, edge holding, and toughness.
- Body coated with black enamel and the cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
- 18" American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.