3.5# Double Bit Michigan Pattern, 36" Straight Handle - No. 35-2MR

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  • 3.5# Michigan pattern double bit axe with a 36” straight wooden handle
  • Michigan pattern originated from the state of the same name
  • Double bit axes were sometimes sharpened in different ways
  • One end was thinner and sharper and used for knot-free cutting; the other end was thicker and blunter and was used when knots were present or to cut near the ground where contact with dirt was likely
  • Forged tool steel head made in USA
  • Hand sharpened double bits for cutting and splitting, sharpened in the same manner
  • 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
  • Head coated with red enamel and 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
  • Axe head is hydraulically seated onto the 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