Velvicut Hudson Bay Axe

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$129.00
Part Number: 40220

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The Velvicut® represents Council Tool’s finest accomplishment in the axe making craft with a shape and size ideal for any camping, hunting or hiking expedition. The head is guaranteed to last a lifetime. The Hudson Bay is small enough to pack and carry yet big enough to get the job done.


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Velvicut Hudson Bay Axe

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The Velvicut® represents Council Tool’s finest accomplishment in the axe making craft with a shape and size ideal for any camping, hunting or hiking expedition. The head is guaranteed to last a lifetime. The Hudson Bay is small enough to pack and carry yet big enough to get the job done.

The Hudson Bay pattern is believed to have originated in the Biscayan area of Northern Spain and was first used in North America as a trading piece along the fur trade routes. Using a traditional Hudson Bay pattern, some length was added to the poll to improve the tool’s balance. After it is drop forged, the axe head is rough ground in a state-of-the-art robotic work cell. An experienced artisan sharpens the cutting edge using increasingly fine abrasives and then finally with leather stropping. The eye is pierced with a special punch forming ribs horizontally and vertically inside the eye. This creates more contact area and bite between the head to handle joint, making a stronger and more durable tool.

Appalachian hickory offers the most shock absorption and has natural spring and memory qualities that make it the handle stock of choice. The handle pattern features a prominent grip and a slim body that allows the handle to flex a bit, which improves the ergonomics.

  • Head forged from 5160 grade alloy steel.
  • Bit is heat treated and quenched approximately 1” inch from the cutting edge, then tempered for maximum edge holding and toughness. Final hardness Rc 50-54.
  • 19" handle is made of grade “A” American hickory. A Linseed oil coating is applied to protect the handle.
  • Axe head is coated with light oil to prevent rusting.
  • Premium leather sheath protects the tool and the user. It comes with a buckle for fastening, a belt slit and an embossed logo.
  • All axe components and sheath are MADE IN THE USA.

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SKU 40220