Why a man can love the
Jun 10, 2017
I am a utterly satisfied Council Tool axe owner. I have, over the years, owned over 10 Council Tool axes. The boys axe is the very highest carbon steel axe in their entire line. It is made of 1080 carbon steel. Council has an ongoing relationship with the U.S. Govt. and supplies almost 100% of all branches of the U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S Forestry Service and the boys axe is made to exacting standards for the U.S. Govt. I have owned two boys axes and they were honed to razor sharpness and held their edge. The handles on Council Tool axes are, in my opinion, the most comfortable and attractive in the axe world. I've owned over 1,000 axes in my 65 years of life and no axe brand, including the VERY expensive Swedish axes, has ever performed better than the Council Tool Axes. Axes are my hobby. These axes are professional, serious, high quality tools that are made in the U.S.A. of superior materials. These are the axes of professional lumberjacks. I know this for sure as my family were lumberjacks from the 1850's to the 1940-50's. From the early 20th Century to 2017 we are still using Council Tool Axes. I was a lumberjack from age 14-18 until I entered the U.S. Army in 1970. I used my first Council Tool Axe 51 years ago when a great uncle taught me how to fell trees with crosscut saws and axes. There were also three other great uncles that I labored with and who mentored me. The great uncle gave me that axe when I left for the U.S. Army 51 years ago. I still own that Jersey Pattern Council Tool Axe. I am the third generation to own the axe. It is still in a most excellent condition and chops firewood every deer season. My older son asked me when I would pass the axe to the fourth generation. I replied you will be gifted with this axe on Christmas, 2017 when you visit back home. He works in England for a American firm there. The family plans to have a special presentation for the transfer of this axe from the 3rd generation to the 4th generation of family owners. I've used it from Tennessee to Alaska to the Yukon on hunting trips.