Council Tool Wood Craft Pack Axe 23"
2# Head Weight
23″ Curved Handle
High quality Leather Mask:
The Council Tool Co.’s WOOD-CRAFT Pack Axe design is intended to produce a multi-functional premium axe which can successfully cut, chop, split, carve, shave, hew, hammer, aid in fire starting, and other key WOOD-CRAFT and outdoor activities. At 2.0 pounds, the Wood-Craft “Pack Axe” is made using 5160 steel, heat treated on both ends for superior strength, and this model has a 23” Premium Curved Hickory Handle and includes a high quality welted leather Mask to protect your Pack Axe from the elements and you from your extremely sharp Pack Axe.
Made in the USA
Posted by Steve Maxson on 18th Nov 2016
Just got it yesterday, but I bought it expecting good things for my purposes and like what I see. Heavier and longer axes are better choppers, so this would be a good axe to consider if you are going to do a lot of processing--very cold weather, open shelter, etc. The head has a good shape for splitting I think, and has sort of flats at the edge, sort of like a Scandi grind only much broader angles (rather than the more usual convex grind). This should be fine here in the Rocky Mountains on evergreens, aspen and cottonwood, but might be a bit fragile in some situations, like a Scandi knife batoning rock maple knots. It came very sharp with an evident abrasive finish that will get some polishing like any new axe. The extra half pound might hold some people back, especially for less demanding weather, but in a pulk or on a sled, or a short hike into a hunting location, it should be the perfect companion.