SPD X Velvicut® Hudson Bay Camp Axe

The SPD Edition of the Velvicut® Hudson Bay Camp and Bushcraft Axe. This axe was made in a shape and size ideal for camping, hunting or hiking expeditions. It is small enough to pack and carry yet big enough to get the job done. 2# head plus handle combines for an overall tool weight of approximately 2-3/4 lbs with an approximately 18" handle. The SPD Edition features a custom 2-tone color tipping on the end of the handle and a Kraken Trident logo etched on the head.

  • The Velvicut® is the premium series by Council Tool. An American axe and tool company in operation since 1886. 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. This Velvicut® took a traditional Hudson Bay pattern and added some length to the poll to improve the tool’s balance. 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 a unique and innovative design, the eye is pierced 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 and results in a stronger and more durable tool.

  • Specifications:

    • Forged 5160 High Carbon Chromium Spring Steel
    • Grade "A"American Hickory
    • Leather
    Approx. Dimensions:
    • Cutting Edge: 4.125"
    • Size: 17.5" x 6.875"
    • Head Length: 6.875"
    Approx. Weight:
    • 44 oz
    • Bit is Heat Treated and Quenched Approximately 1″ inch from the Cutting Edge
    • Tempered for Maximum Edge Holding and Toughness
    • Final Hardness Rc 52-56.
    • Lifetime Guarantee on Head
    • Forged Axe Head is Hung Using a Softwood Wedge and Round Steel Wedge for Added Security
    • Linseed Oiled Grade "A" American Hickory Handle
    • Custom 2-tone Color Tipped Handle
    • American Leather Cover with Belt Slit
    • Council Head Stamp
    • USA Head Stamp
    • Velvicut® Handle Mark
    • SPD Kraken Trident Etch on Head
    Made In:
    • USA