The Bad Axe $185 CAD
Sitka's version of the all-around classic axe and modeled after the U.S. Forest Service axe.
Sitka x Council Tool Bad Axe is perfect for camping or to keep handy in a vehicle or at home. It’s small enough to split kindling but “BAD” enough to chop down a small tree. The patterned head features somewhat thicker cheeks than other axes in the marketplace, a design feature that is preferred by many tool experts. The handle pattern features a prominent grip and a slim body that allows the handle to flex when in use.
- Head will last a lifetime
- 28 inch Hickory wood handle
- Total weight: 3.5 lbs
- Hand-forged steel
- Leather sheath features a buckle and belt slit
- Final hardness RC 52-56
- Axe head is coated with light oil to prevent rusting
- Linseed oil coating is applied to protect the handle
Forged with 5160 steel, the axe head is hung in a traditional manner using a softwood wedge along with a round steel wedge for added security. The bit is heat treated and quenched approximately 1″ inch from the cutting edge, then tempered for maximum edge holding and toughness. The handle is made of grade “A” American hickory.
Made in the USA.
- To maintain sharpness use a flat file, followed by a whetstone
- Maintain the convex face and chamfer as it originally appears
- Prevent rust by wiping or spraying metal parts with light oil during long periods of storage
- To replace a wooden handle, first clean the eye thoroughly. Fit the new handle with a rasp or sandpaper. Store the handle overnight in a warm, dry room to ensure dryness. The handle should be driven in tight, and then drive the wood wedge as far as possible. Saw the handle flush with the tool head
- Replace steel wedges as needed