6 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Council Tools Axes

Whatever job you are doing, having the right tool makes it quicker and easier. After all, you don’t hammer a screw or use a knife to cut down a tree. But beyond making things easier, choosing the right tool is also safer. Choosing the wrong tool can lead to damage or safety issues, and using a tool incorrectly can result in injury.

Choosing the right tool extends not only to the type of tool but the brand as well. When you have work to do, having a tool break could be a disaster.

Why Choose Council Tools?

When John Pickett Council started Council Tools in 1886, he was a farmer and a woodsman. He realized that the high-quality tools that he and his community needed were sorely lacking, so he set out to remedy that situation.

Since that time, Council Tools has been making quality tools that get the job done right. The Council family has continued to make excellent hand tools down through the generations. Making the best tools is a matter of pride and legacy that you can trust,

Where Can You Buy Council Tools?

Council Tools can be purchased wherever you find the finest tools. Craftsman Tools is proud to be a retailer for these excellent products, available in store or online.

Which is the Best Axe For Camp Chores? (Camp Carver)

This can be somewhat tricky to answer given that there is a wide range of chores that can be done at a campsite and even multi-purpose tools can’t be expected to excel at everything. Will you be processing firewood and performing chores that require force, or do you need to perform more delicate work? The job will generally determine the tool.

Having said that, some tools are suited to a wide range of chores. Take the Camp Carver, for example. Designed as a multi-use axe, this premium 1.7 lb 16” bushcraft axe can do detailed work but also has enough heft for tasks like limbing and fashioning camp tools. Created for the campsite, it is also used by survivalists. It features a hardened pole that can be used as a hammer, driving tent stakes, wedges, or whatever you need. It also comes with a 90-degree spine to scrape tinder or start fires using a Ferro-rod.

The Camp Carver is patterned after a vintage design and is an heirloom-quality tool that will serve you for a lifetime. Whether you put it to heavy use or need fine control for carving, the Camp Carver is a tool that you will be happy to have on hand.

Which is the Best Axe For Cutting Wood?

As mentioned above, the Camp Carver is an excellent option for a wide range of needs, including cutting wood, but if you are looking for an alternate tool, we can also suggest the 1.25 lb Premium Velvicut Hudson Bay Belt Hatchet.

Crafted from US 5160 knife steel, the Velvicut features a lightweight head that is remarkably tough with excellent blade retention. This axe excels at chopping kindling and smaller pieces of wood and is ideal for when you need firewood.

What is Your Overall Review of Council Tools Axes?

Council Tools makes some of the finest axes available, with different models available to suit all your needs, from felling trees to chopping wood. Their long history of creating excellent tools speaks for itself, as they have been used and trusted for generations. Available at price points ranging from affordable high quality to premium, Council Tools provides you with reliable and durable tools that make even the toughest jobs easier.

Though Council Tools has been around a long time and has built a solid reputation, they do not simply rest on their laurels. They continue to innovate and improve upon their designs and work hard to ensure that everything they produce lives up to their high standards.

How Do I Care For My Council Tools Axe?

Council Tools axes are built to last, but some care will be required to keep them at their absolute best.

The axes are shipped with remarkably sharp edges. Maintaining these edges will ensure that they continue to perform at their peak. The best way to do this is to start with a flat file. This does the initial work of sharpening the blade. Once you have a proper edge, you can hone it with a whetstone, also called a sharpening stone. They come in several grades, but having created an edge with the file, you can use a 4000 to 8000-grit whetstone to finish the blade. Follow up with a protective layer of oil or beeswax to keep moisture out.

View our collection of Council Tools Axes or contact us if you have any questions.