Council Tool Redesigns Their Premium Velvicut 2 Lbs. Hudson Bay Axes

February 17, 2022
Last Updated: February 17, 2022

As part of Council Tool’s commitment to quality, and the overall usability of their tools and axes, they continue to improve their tool designs.

Council Tool Velvicut Hudson Bay Axe

One of the axes that received a recent design upgrade, is the 2 lbs. Hudson Bay Axe.

This new ‘old-school’ design is one that will have a taller eye, to allow for a more secure and stable connection to the handle.

Eye of the Council Tool Axe

With a larger poll, balanced head, and wedge shape of the blade, it will be a safer, ergonomic, and more efficient tool to use in the woods, at camp, on the homestead, while trapping, or within the tree service industry.

The geometry of the blade/cheeks have more of a wedge shape, but still have a high centerline, to make it a better splitting axe for campfire wood.

Eye of the Council Tool Axe

The head has a similar weight to the previous design, but will be balanced for better control, and allow for more accurate strike placements, especially when swung one-handed. This will make the axe safer and easier to use.

They are now hardening the extended poll (back of the axe head), so that it can be used like a hammer, if the need arises.

Highlighting this added benefit of a hardened poll, will help to promote the axe and draw industry wide attention, as Council Tool would be producing one of the only Hudson Bay axes, on the market with this design feature.

This new ‘old-school’ axe head pattern was inspired by many of the design details, found in some of the older and vintage Hudson Bay axes, which were used the first half of the 1900s, and are still highly collectable today.

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