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Council Tool Velvicut "Bad Axe"

  • Modeled after the well-known “Boy's Axe” of the US Forest Service, this beauty takes improved performance one step further
  • Like the Velvicut® Hudson Bay Axe, the axe is pierced with a special punch forming ribs horizontally and vertically inside the eye. The unique upsetting technique creates more contact area and "bite" between the head to handle joint. The result? A stronger, more durable tool
  • The Dayton patterned head features somewhat thicker cheeks than other axes in the marketplace. Its angle is approximately 25° but is slightly convex. This superlative design feature is preferred by many tool experts, including the US Forest Service. Its profile, in conjunction with its sharpness, provides a deep bite into wood without sticking. Each axe is hand-sharpened (to fit a gauge, ensuring consistency)
  • Handle pattern features a prominent grip and a slim body that allows the handle to flex a bit, improving the ergonomics. Its traditional pattern embodies the heirloom quality of axes from times gone by
  • The "Bad Axe" is a great mid-sized tool perfect for camping or to keep handy in a vehicle or at home. It's small enough to split kindling but "BAD" enough to chop a small tree. Beware: this well-balanced axe arrives razor sharp
  • 1.13kg head will last a lifetime (overall tool weight is 1.3kg) - cutting edge 100mm
  • Forged using 5160 grade alloy steel. "Council" is displayed on one side of the head, and the other is proudly marked "USA"
  • Bit is heat treated and quenched approximately 25mm from the cutting edge, then tempered for maximum edge holding and toughness. Final hardness Rc 52-56.
  • 70cm handle (before assembly) is made from grade "A" American hickory and selected for grain orientation and density, making it strong, and mounted to head in the traditional manner using a softwood wedge crossed with a steel wedge for added security
  • Axe head is coated with light oil to prevent rusting and to showcase the exceptional Council Tool craftsmanship. A Linseed oil coating is applied to protect the handle
  • Premium leather sheath protects the tool and user and features a buckle for fastening, a belt slit and an embossed logo. Like the axe, the sheath is made in USA
  • Total axe length 70cm
  • NOTE: Axe handles are not designed to be struck. If you miss the tree with the axe head and strike it with the axe handle, there is a fair chance you will break the you will with any axe. Handle breakages are not covered under warranty
Council Tool Velvicut Bad Axe$265.00 
  • Spare Parts for Velvicut Bad Axe:
Velvicut Bad Axe Handle (70-007)$55.00