It's here! The Sport Utility Pulaski!
This is the workhorse of an axe that you have been looking for.
The Pulaski is constantly underrated and looked over but this axe has been trusted by foresters for over a century to do everything from cutting wood to digging latrines.
From Council Tool:
3.75# Pulaski axe with 36″ hickory handle. Thought to have been developed in the early 1900’s by Edward Pulaski, a legendary Forest Service Ranger in Idaho. It is said that in August, 1910 his presence saved the lives of 45 men during a difficult time in a large fire. A traditional style bit axe blade on one end and a mattock blade for digging or grubbing on the other end. Used in a variety of settings including forestry and general landscaping.
- Forged steel head. Made in USA.
- Hand sharpened, single bit edge and mattock blade.
- ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least ½ inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55.
- 36″ double bit American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.
- The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2″ of the overall length of the handle is removed during assembly. OAL is nominal.
** This is a standard axe so grain orientation is not guaranteed. **