COUNCIL TOOL Michigan Double 36in Handle Bit Axe 35-2MR

Vendor: Council Tool


  • 3.5 lb. Michigan pattern double bit axe with a 36" straight handle
  • Hand sharpened double bits for cutting and splitting, sharpened in the same manner
  • Head coated with red enamel and cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust
  • 36" double-bit 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 handle is removed during assembly
  • 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 Council Tool's target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge
  • Forged tool steel head. Made in USA
  • Double bit axes were sometimes sharpened in different ways