This is the third part of the Introduction to Axes series. Here I go over some other features of the felling axe such as different sizes and design options.
Part 3 of 3
You saw this axe in the first part of the series. It is the True Temper Kelly Perfect Dayton patter axe. It has a head weight of 3.5lb and a handle length of 35 inches. The handle is original.
This is a boy’s axe. This particular one is a Collins Homestead Dayton pattern. It has a head of a little bit over 2lb and a handle of about 27 inches. The handle is the original one. Axes are still made under the Collins name, but the quality these days is very different from the axe you see in the video.
The 3/4 axe is a Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe. It has a head that weight 1.75lb and the handle is 25 inches long. These axes are currently in production and are made in Sweden.
The small axe is one that I put together. You can see more details about how I did it here. It has a 1.5lb head and a 20 inch handle.
The hatches is made by Husqvarna. This particular model is no longer in production. The head weighs 1.25lb and the handle is a little under 12 inches long.
The Full size double bit axe is a True Temper Kelly Perfect Western Pattern axe. The head weighs 3.5lb and the handle is 35 inches long. The handle is original. Double bit axes came into use in North America around the 1850s.
The cruiser axe is a Barco Cruiser Axe. It has a head weight of 2.5lb and a handle of about 27 inches. These axes are currently in production.
The straight handle axe is a Dunlap Michigan Pattern axe. It has a head weight of 4lb and a 36 inch handle. The handle is either original or an early replacement.
The modern axe without the convexed bevels is a Gransfors Bruks American Felling Axe. It has a head weight of 3.25lb and a 35 inch handle. They are currently in production.
The Michigan pattern axe that you saw compared to the True Temper Dayton, is made by PowrKraft. The head weighs 3.5lb and the handle is 35 inches long. The handle is original.
The Rockaway pattern axe is made by Plumb. It has a head weight of 3.5lb and a 35 inch handle. The handle is original.
As you saw, the phantom bevels were used by a number of manufacturers. Not all high end lines however had phantom bevels. Usually each manufacturer had several models without. Here is a double bit Michigan patter axe made by Plumb without phantom bevels. It was not shown in the video. It has a 3.5lb head and a 32 inch handle.
This is the last part of the series. I hope it has been of some use as an introduction to what you may find on the market today, both used and new.