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3.75 lbs. Pulaski Axe; NFES Version 42 in. Fiberglass Handle

3.75 lbs. Pulaski Axe; NFES Version 42 in. Fiberglass Handle

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3.75 lbs. Pulaski axe with 42 in. fiberglass handle.  Thought to have been developed in the early 1900s by Edward Pulaski, a legendary Forest Service Ranger in Idaho. It is said that in August 1910 his presence saved the lives of 45 men during a difficult time in a large fire. A traditional style bit axe blade on one end and a mattock blade for digging or grubbing on the other end. Used in a variety of settings, including forestry and general landscaping. The new version features a longer 42 in fiberglass handle.

  • Forged steel head. Made in the USA.
  • Hand-sharpened, single-bit edge and mattock blade.
  • ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least ½ inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 53-58.
  • The body is coated with black enamel and the cutting edges in clear lacquer to deter rust.
  • 42 in. Top-grade double-bit American fiberglass handle. The handle is secured with epoxy to prevent loosening.
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2 in. of the handle's overall length is removed during assembly. OAL is nominal.
  • They are produced in accordance with US Forest Service specification 5100-355E.
  • This product meets the GSA spec for NSN# 5120-01-679-2683

 Prop 65 Warning: This product contains Nickel (metallic), a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

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