Council Tool Company Velvicut Saddle Axe


Council Tool Company Velvicut Saddle Axe
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Council Tool Company Velvicut Saddle Axe

Council Tool Company have been making axes since 1886 and their latest line of axes incorporates all the accumulated skill and craft of that history. The Saddle axe is a double bit axe made fom 5160 carbon steel hardened to 54/56 HRC, drop forged to increase metal density.


The left hand blade is for shaving and finer work (25deg angle) and the right blade for splitting etc (32deg angle), the handle is a robust straight cut Hickory and the cheeks have the low friction 'Phantom bevel's'.


Overall a very well made and quality axe, great for a variety of work, bushcraft, survival and many varietys of woodcraft~ and all in a portable paclakge.


Comes with leather edge covers (see pics for details)..100% made in the USA


Head weight 2LBs...OAL 15inches...Head span 7in....Cutting faces 3in.

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Maker says...

The New Saddle Axe from Council Tool Co.Axe is a traditional Velvicut® Premium US Made Axe pattern. Drop forged from 5160 steel, known for its superior characteristics and blade retention.  This axe is a beautiful axe, however it was designed and manufactured for work.  It has been heat treated, tempered and crafted with a distinctive flat grind on each blade for maximum versatility.

This specific design is a multifunctional and packable axe pattern that received its name from being traditionally carried in a saddle bag while on horseback.  The innovative yet traditional American Pattern sports phantom bevels that greatly reduce surface friction and bite deeper than many convex bladed axes and the bevels also serve for easy removal of the axe bit after a deep cut into the wood.

The highly versatile Saddle Axe design has the extremely sharp 25 degree flat grind on the left blade for cutting, shaving, and carving and a more robust 32 degree flat grind on the right blade for notching, splitting and heavier jobs.  All combine to make a very well designed, versatile and useful axe.

All Velvicut Saddle Axes come with a fine leather double bit blade cover.

The New Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe is a 2LB Double Bit Axe on a Select 16” Hickory Handle. Pack Less with More Possibilities.

Council Tool Company Velvicut Saddle Axe
Council Tool Company Velvicut Saddle Axe