Council Tool 38PE136 is a 3.75# Pulaski axe with 36" 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. The Council Pulaski Axe is a traditional style bit axe blade on one end and a mattock blade for digging or grubbing on the other end. The Council Tool 3.75 lb Pulaski Axe is used in a variety of settings including forestry and general landscaping.
Council Tool 3.75 lb Pulaski Axe Features:
*Forged steel head..
*Hand sharpened, single bit edge and mattock 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 coated with red enamel and the cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust.
*36" double bit American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.
*Pulaski Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a serrated aluminum wedge. The serrated shape improves bite and the aluminum choice of material is strong, lightweight and does not change size with moisture content.
*The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2" of the overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.
The Council Tool 3.75 lb Pulaski Axe is Made in the USA.