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Council Tool 2.25# Sport Utility 28" Boy's Axe

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4.00 LBS
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Product Description

28" Sport Utility Boys Axe


The Sport Utility Axes are the best value on the market for a working axe! Nice thin handles, good quality steel and a nice working edge.


2.25 lbs. Dayton axe head outfitted with a 28 in. curved hickory handle. Popularly referred to as a “boy’s” axe. A “mid” sized tool. Dayton pattern originated from the Dayton, Ohio, area. In September of 2023 our iconic Boy Axe undergoes an upgrade.


The overall side profile closely resembles more vintage and historic versions of the Dayton Pattern axe head.


By moving the eye forward and towards the bit, it extends the back of the axe/poll and gives it better balance from front to back.


This “balance” improves accuracy and efficiency, while making it safer to use.


This forward eye also creates a slightly thicker upper cheek in front of the eye, to help with medium/ light splitting.


Whether it’s used for felling, limbing, bucking, chopping, splitting and driving felling wedges on smaller trees, the new Boys Axe will be able to live up to it’s heritage.



  • Forged tool steel head. Made in USA.
  • Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting.
  • 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 and we target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in the as forged condition.
  • Head coated with boiled Linseed Oil over the as forged finish.
  • 28 in. curved American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.  Hafted high and proud.
  • Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a traditional double wedge system.
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/4 in. of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.


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  1. Larger duty axe for a great price. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2020

    Contacted Ben's Backwoods for a heavier packable axe for cutting trail, colder weather and base camp.
    Discussed the available options and decided on the 28" for heavier use when necessary. Great choice.
    Great discussion from a bushcraft expert.
    BB is my first choice for camping needs.

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