Many of us own vintage restored axes or modern made axes that either didn't come with a mask or came with one that was too flimsy to inspire confidence. Made from our tough-as-nails PetroCor™ HDPE polymer, this axe mask fits from roughly boy's axe-sized axes through even very large full-sized American-style axes and mauls. Lightweight and impervious to the elements, the mask is held together with gunmetal-finished brass rivets and a handy snap buckle that allows for snap strap-style release with a custom-sized fit. Features a slot 5-1/2" wide between the center post of the rivets. Bear in mind that thicker bits will cause this slot to narrow as it conforms to the bit. Use two snapped to one another for double bit axes!
To install the buckle without cosmetically scuffing the strap, insert the strap through one end of the buckle and then bend the strap 180° and insert the strap through the other end. Adjust so that the buckle can freely pivot along the arc of the 180° bend a short distance. Use this approach to walk the buckle to the location where you want it, and the buckle will grip the strap firmly.
100% USA Made. All the way down to the hardware.
Universal HDPE Axe Mask it works, snap buckle is fast to use once setup. Fast to use makes it more likely to get used often, plus does not absorb water so axe does not rust. This mask does the job for my new Jersey Classic axe. I wanted to get another universal mask for my True Temper Kelly Perfect antique axe, but mask is not wide enough for the antique bit. I guess I will end up making a mask and that can be antique looking if I want to do the work.
I was bamboozled! I feel like I didn’t get all the information. Had I known I would like this mask as much as I do I would have bought two more while I had free shipping 😁. It’s a great mask and fits the Council Tool 5lb splitting axe like a glove. Leather masks are beautiful, but this mask does the job and I don’t have to worry about the leather wicking moisture from the air in my humid environment. I definitely recommend this mask.
Strap buckle broke off after first use. Mask still provides decent edge protection when transporting in truck bed
Inexpensive precaution for the axs I am working on or storing. I prefer leather however due to cost I use leather on my favorite ax's and these on the ones that I havn't put the time into restoring as yet. They work well, and for the price can't be beat.
Bought 3 of these. Works great! Everything you need and nothing you don’t. Will be getting more soon.