A beautiful, handmade full size felling axe produced by Council Tool experienced axe artisans. Forged from 5160 grade alloy steel for strength, toughness, durability and ability to hold an edge. Heat treated and quenched to produce a hardening edge extending 1.5 inches up the bit for maximum edge holding. The edge is tempered to RC 50-54 to hold an edge without becoming brittle. Axe head is rough ground in a robotic work cell and sharpened by an experienced hand with increasingly fine abrasives and finished with leather stropping. Handle is made of grade "A" American hickory, mounted to the head with a softwood wedge crossed with a steel wedge for additional security. Leather sheath with buckle is included. All parts including sheath are made in USA. Total length: 87cm, blade length: 19cm x 12cm cutting edge, weight 2.4kg.