Hudson Bay Hatchet
Hudson Bay Hatchet
Our Hudson Bay Hatchet is the perfect companion for the great outdoors. Small enough to pack and carry, yet big enough to get the job done - it's perfect for small spits, kindling and making fire.
“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice” - Henry Ford
Made from the highest quality steel and and premium hickory.
Each Axe is offered with optional three letter engraving.
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Forged from 5160 grade alloy steel
Bit is heat treated and quenched approximately 1" inch from the cutting edge, then tempered for maximum edge holding and toughness. Final hardness Rc 52-56
Handle is made of grade "A" American hickory and its traditional pattern embodies the heirloom quality of axes from times gone by
Premium leather sheath protects the tool and user and features a buckle for fastening
The 19-inch hickory handle (before assembly) is produced from a blank selected for grain orientation and density, making it strong. Our handle pattern features a prominent grip and a slim body that allows the handle to flex a bit, improving its ergonomics. OAL length of finished tool is +-18
The Hudson Bay pattern is believed to have originated in the Biscayan area of Northern Spain and was first used in North America as a trading piece along the fur trade routes. After it is drop forged, the axe head is rough ground in a state-of-the-art robotic work cell. Then the hand work begins: an experienced artisan sharpens the cutting edge using increasingly fine abrasives and then finally with leather stropping. Relative to other patterns, the Hudson Bay has a very short eye length. This reduces the contact area between the head and handle, which can lead to looseness. Using our new and innovative design, we pierce the eye with a special punch forming ribs horizontally and vertically inside the eye. This creates more contact area and bite between the head to handle joint. The result? A stronger and more durable tool.