Council Tool Velvicut 4 Lb Premium American Felling Axe
The Velvicut® line of products represents Council Tool's finest accomplishment in the axe making craft.
The Velvicut® 4 lb. Premium American Felling Axe is produced in America by Council Tool's finest craftsmen. The Dayton pattern head is a timeless shape and much preferred by skilled woodsmen for a full-sized felling axe.
The custom Grade "A" Appalachian hickory handle features a prominent grip and a slim body that allows it to flex a bit, which improves the ergonomics. White sapwood and red heartwood are equally suitable as there is no difference in the specific density or strength of the wood. A Linseed oil coating has been applied to protect the handle.
The cutting edge of the 5160 alloy steel head has been tempered to Rc 50-54 to hold an edge, then hand sharpened by an experienced artisan using increasingly fine abrasives and finished with leather stropping. The head has a lifetime warranty from Council Tool.
Head: 4 lb. drop forged 5160 alloy steel, tempered to Rockwell 50-54.
Handle: Custom - 36 inch (before assembly) Grade "A" Appalachian hickory, selected for grain orientation and density.
Overall Weight: Approximately 5-3/4 lbs.
Council Tool part number: JP40DV36C
A premium leather Made in USA sheath, with buckle for fastening, is included to protect the tool and the user.
All components (axe, handle, and sheath) Made in USA.
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