Velvicut Hudson Bay Belt Hatchet w/ 14" Handle

JP20HB24C

Total Weight: 1.25 lb.

Handle Length: 14"

Blade Steel: 5160

Sheath or Mask Included

Sheath Option
$107.00

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The Velvicut Hudson Bay Belt Hatchet comes in two configurations:

Full Sheath: A bridle leather full sheath featuring a belt slit and D-ring for secure fastening.  

Leather Mask: A bridle leather snap on mask. Both, the premium leather mask & the premium full sheath, protects the tool and user with the Council Tool embossed logo. Like its companion axe, the sheath is MADE IN USA.  

Features:
  • All components are MADE IN USA.
  • Head will last a lifetime, guaranteed.
  • Lightweight head with a generous bit width.
  • The “Council” makers mark is displayed on one side of the head, and the other is proudly marked “USA”.
  • Bit is heat treated and quenched approximately 1″ inch from the cutting edge, then tempered for maximum edge holding and toughness.
  • Handle is made of grade “A” American hickory and its traditional pattern embodies the heirloom quality of axes from times gone by.
  • Forged axe head is hung in a traditional manner using a softwood wedge along with a steel wedge for added security.
  • Axe head is coated with light oil to prevent rusting and to showcase the exceptional Council Tool craftsmanship.
  • A Linseed oil coating is applied to protect the handle.
  • Swooped toe is also useful for carving.
  • Perfect size to carry on the belt or rucksack.

 

Not sure which axe is for you?  

Check out this video of the Hudson Bay Belt Hatchet compared to the Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet:

 

 

The Making:

After it is drop forged, the axe head is rough ground in a state-of-the-art robotic work cell. Then the hand work begins: an experienced artisan sharpens the cutting edge using increasingly fine abrasives. Relative to other patterns, the Hudson Bay has a very short eye length. This reduces the contact area between the head and handle, which can lead to looseness. Next, the eye is pierced with a special punch forming ribs horizontally and vertically inside the eye. This creates more contact area and bite between the head to handle joint. The result? A stronger and more durable tool.

JP20HB24C

Specs:

Weight
1.25 lb.
Handle Length
14 in.
Blade Steel
5160