Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! The claim was that on most the plumbing falls in front of the eye just outside the handle. I have provided pictures showing that this is not the case with several patterns. Including bit heavy patterns like the Dayton and the Michigan. As well as the jersey, as well as a couple of boys axes. As a matter of fact, the only ax I hung with a plumb line that actually did what 42 was describing was the Hudson Bay Wetterlings.(Obviously double bits fall in the center. And there are exceptions. But as "most" American axes are sold on 36" curved handles you would be hard pressed to find one new that does what he claimed.) Even the cheapest hardware store axes seem to all hang inside the handle and eye. So I feel quite confident that his claim is false and I have provided sufficient evidence to the contrary. He will however, never admit this, because that would mean when he wrote his paper it was based on assumption.... (I think this Council is a the first and only picture of him hanging a plumb line I on an American pattern. He actually used a Council Dayton 4lb Velvitcut on a 36" curved handle as the original drawing to show the claim, but never backed it up with a picture. And that is really odd. ) .... Or False claims. Just as he will not address the fact that anyone and everyone who owns or has ever tested a Council tool classic Jersey has shown it to be bit heavy, yet he claims it has perfect balance.