Traditional Pickhead fireman's axe with a cutting bit on one end and a pick designed to penetrate on the other. Used in all manner of municipal firefighting applications - chopping, battering, as a door stop, forcible entry.
-Forged tool steel head. Made in USA
-Body fully polished, hand sharpened tapered cutting edge and pick.
-Heat treated cutting edge and pick produced fine grain structure and Rc 45-55 (Rockwell hardness values) for safety, edge holding and toughness.
-Body coated with fire engine red enamel and the cutting edge in clear lacquer to deter rust.
-Curved American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.
-Axe head is hydraulically seating onto handle and secured with a serrated aluminum wedge. The serrated shape improves "bite" and the aluminum choice of material is strong, lightweight and does not change size with moisture content.
-The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2" of the overall length is removed during assembly.
*Please note: the 32" Axe is a Special Order and requires Extended Delivery Time.*