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Council Tool GSA 4lb Axe & Handcrafted Sheath - $200 (Rio Dell)

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: Council Tool
model name / number: GSA
size / dimensions: 36"
The top grain cowhide sheath and shoulder strap I custom crafted. I have sharpened a convex profile hand polishing with 100-1000 grit abrasives.

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New CT 4lb GSA axe is these government contract specs:
4 lbs. Dayton pattern single bit axe with a 36″ curved wooden handle. Made to meet the US Forestry Service specifications for NSN# 5110-00-293-2336. 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 1055 carbon steel. 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 Olive Drab enamel.
36″ curved 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.

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