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Council Tool 2# Hatchet with 14″ Curved Hickory Handle

Tool 20HCT14C

Council Tool 2# Hatchet with 14" Curved Hickory Handle Features

The Council Tool 2# Hatchet is ideal for one-handed work and general camp chores.

  • Forged tool steel head
  • Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and light splitting
  • ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least 1/2 inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of RC 48-55 and target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in the as forged condition
  • Heat coated with red enamel and cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust
  • 14" 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, 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

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