Modeled after the well-known "Boy's Axe" of the US Forest Service, this beauty takes improved performance one step further. Like the Velvicut Hudson Bay, the axe is pierced with a special punch forming ribs horizontally and vertically inside the eye. Our unique upsetting technique creates more contact area and "bite" between the head to handle joint. The result? A stronger, more durable tool.The Dayton patterned head features somewhat thicker cheeks than other axes in the marketplace. Its angle is approximately 25° but is slightly convex. This superlative design feature is preferred by many tool experts, including the US Forest Service. Its profile, in conjunction with its sharpness, provides a deep bite into wood -- like American hardwoods -- without sticking. Each axe is hand-sharpened (to fit a gauge, ensuring consistency). Handle pattern features a prominent grip and a slim body that allows the handle to flex a bit, improving the ergonomics. Its traditional pattern embodies the heirloom quality of axes from times gone by. The "BAD AXE BOY'S AXE" is a great mid-sized tool perfect for camping or to keep handy in a vehicle or at home. It's small enough to split kindling but "BAD" enough to chop a small tree. Beware: This well-balanced axe arrives razor sharp.Overall weight: 3.5 lbs.