#4 Drop Forged Axe, 36" Straight Handle - No. 40DR36S

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  • 4 lb. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36” straight wooden handle
  • Dayton pattern so named for the Dayton, Ohio area
  • A full-sized felling axe for general axe chores. Cutting edge is approximately 4.75” of overall length and the poll is square
  • Forged tool steel head. Made in USA
  • Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and 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 red enamel and cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust
  • 36” 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 handle and secured with a serrated aluminum wedge. The serrated shape improves bite size 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 overall length of the handle is removed during assembly