60″ handle: LW12-60FSS
52″ handle: LW12-52FSS
Produced in accordance with USDA Forest Service Specification 5100-284C dated January 1, 2000 or latest revision thereof. Sometimes referred to as “Tool, Rake and Cutting”. Durable forestry tool for chopping, raking, moving underbrush, vines, etc. Originally developed by Council Tool Company in the 1920s working with forestry personnel. Designed for construction of fire lines during controlled burns and wildfires. Shipped knocked down.
- Made in USA.
- Triangular shaped tool steel cutting teeth (4), specially sharpened and hardened.
- Securely riveted to a tough angle iron structural member.
- Red enamel coating on body, teeth are natural steel finish coated to deter rust.
- Tamp down style handle socket. Can break down easily for storage and handling.
- American ash handle. This material produces long, straight grain and provides strength, flexibility and memory. Round eye detail.
“I use this tool almost exclusively for trail maintenance and new trail construction on the Appalachian Trail. It is really tough and taken abuse for 4 years of uses that it was not designed to be used for like chopping through a 4 inch root, prying boulders out of the ground, cutting sticker bushes that are 1.5 inches in diameter at the base, pulling vines out of trees, chopping tree limbs up to 2 inches in diameter on the downward stroke at the limb/stem junction and much more. I finally broke two teeth by hitting rocks hidden just under the surface. Even though the metal is tempered, the teeth can be sharpened by hand to some degree. It’s a great tool for landscaping and other garden uses as well. Highly recommended and worth the price.”