Drop forged from alloy steel, bit sharpening is by hand. Handles, selected for grain orientation and density, are grade “A” American hickory, white sapwood, or red hardwood. Axe heads are lightly oiled and left unpainted.
Council Tools say, "It is not for everyone but rather for those who seek the best." [my itals -ed.] Every component is made in USA.
The first product in the line is the 4# Premium American Felling Axe (Dayton Pattern) with hickory handle (pictured). $165. Next will be an upgraded version of their Hudson Bay Axe. For those following along, Council Tools are the current source for the Best Made felling axe.