Looking for your “Everyday Axe?” This is it. Manageable enough for smaller jobs of trail work and kindling, but with enough weight and length for heavier efforts, The Independence Boy Axe is one of our most versatile tools.
This 28" fawn footed Axe is the collective effort between Victor and Council Tool. Drop forged in North Carolina by Council Tool, one of America's last full size axe manufacturers, this axe is modeled after their premium line of Velvicut® tools. It's finished with pure linseed oil, to condition the wood handle and reduce wear and tear on hands, and a limited-edition hand-painted red-and-white design collaboration between Victor Axe and Western Rise. What results is what you've come to expect from Victor—a classically designed, covetable tool that will live on.
- Hand painted/stained handle, mahogany stain, red paint, all-weather top coat Exposed wood is treated with pure linseed oil.
- Hand honed and polished cutting edge
- 3 1/2" black blade, beveled nail slot, polished face and edge
- Head Material: 5160 grade alloy steel
- Handle Material: 100% American Hickory; Grade A
- Sheath Material: 100% top grade leather, Antique Brass hardware, hand crafted by Ed Tucker Custom Leather
- Head Type: 2.5 lbs Dayton pattern
- Shaping Process: Drop forged
- Bit (Edge): Tempered to final hardness of Rc 52-56 within 1" from cutting edge
- Hang: Wood wedge with juxtaposed steel wedge
- Overall Weight: 3.5 lbs.
- Hand-crafted in the USA by Victor Axe and Tool
- A portion of the proceeds from this item support Western Rivers Conservancy.
This piece is hand crafted of the finest materials for a lifetime of use. In order to make sure it is always up for the job some basic care will go a long way.
- Keep your axe/hatchet clean and dry, free from moisture, sap, and dirt.
- When not in use, keep the metal head lightly coated with our Original Metal Wax or a general purpose oil to prevent corrosion.
- In between uses, apply a light coat of Pure Linseed Oil to the handle, being sure to apply to the eye of the axe (top of axe where wood comes through the head). This prevents the wood from over drying.
- Sharpen your axe/hatchet regularly for easier and safer use.
- Inspect your axe/hatchet for any signs of damage or wear before use. Pay specific attention to possible looseness between the head and the handle.
- Always practice safe chopping techniques. Use a chopping block when splitting and be mindful of your own safety as well as the safety of others.
- This axe/hatchet is not intended for use with other splitting tools, such as wedges. Do not use them as a sledge or strike other metal objects.
- Store your axe/ hatchet in a cool dry place, safely away from pets, children, etc.
- For long storage periods, store your axe without the protective head cover on. The natural moisture of the leather can cause corrosion over time.
- For sharpening and cleaning tools visit Victor Axe and Tool
27.5in x 7in