Council Tool 3.75 lb Head Pulaski Axe, Hickory Handle with Sheath
3.75 lbs. Pulaski Axe with 36 in. Hickory 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. This traditional style axe blade paired with a mattock blade, is great for chopping, cutting roots, digging, or grubbing. Used in a variety of settings including wildland fire, forestry and general landscaping.
- Forged from 1060 steel. Made in USA.
- Hand sharpened, and includes both a single-bit blade and mattock/grubbing 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 is left in a forged finish, coated with a rust-inhibiting oil.
- 36 in. double-bit American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.
- Axe head is hung proud using a wooden and metal wedge.
- Approximately 1/2 in. of the overall length of the handle is removed during assembly. OAL is nominal.