When Council had to renew the forging dies for their 5lb Dayton model, popular for use as a wedge-banger by fallers in the timber industry, they capitalized on the opportunity to make the design even better for the purpose, and when fitted to a long 36" handle it becomes a phenomenal splitting axe. The ample poll gives the axe excellent balance, making Tom Clark "Buster"-style twist splitting technique a breeze! Please note that while the poll is chamfered to help minimize damage to plastic tree felling wedges when driving them, it is unhardened and should not be used for striking metallic objects. A real brute of an axe!
The only thing wrong with these examples is there's more handle grain runout than we consider acceptable. The handle will probably last much longer than one might expect.
If selecting the Special Grade option we will thin and refine the factory edge.
Head Dimensions: 4-1/2" x 7-5/8"
Head Weight: 5lb nominal
Overall Weight: 6lbs 9.7oz
Overall Length: 35 and 1/4" (36" nominal)