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Council Tool Flying Fox

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Agent_H, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    This photo seems to indicate a mild high centerline, but it could be an optical illusion.

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  2. Fmont

    Fmont Gold Member Gold Member

    866
    Apr 20, 2017
    After this yx showed up here the first time round, when we were talking about begging council to harden the poll, I saw this on eBay. And the similarity was so profound I took a screenshot of it. I can't remember what it is, but the similarity is very striking. I screenshotted that Jan 23 19.

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  3. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I've been told that design influences included Rafting patterns, the National pattern, and the ol' True Temper Tomahawk hatchet.
     
  4. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That don't look bad!

    And the resemblance to Fmont's photo is remarkable. The new Council just has a smaller eye.
     
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  5. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    This may be the first new tool that I buy since that piece of garbage Helko that I bought a few years ago.
     
  6. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    So, the Flying Fox has shipped and should be here Monday so no initial impressions of it yet.

    Just wanted to say that whiskeyrivertrading did me a solid. I had a $5 refund show up yesterday on my Paypal with no explanation. So, three or four days after ordering the hatchet, I figured out which Council Tool sheath fit it and ordered one. I believe the refund was for the shipping for the sheath when the two orders were getting lined up to go out.

    I appreciate that. In all honesty, they were two separate orders but a human being made a decision to not only to stick them in the same parcel but then they also went back and, in good faith, sent me the unused shipping funds.

    The majority of my shopping experiences with bigger operations has been that could have gone either way.
    No request, no questions, no explanations, just what good people do.
     
  7. Keith Nix

    Keith Nix

    37
    Jan 3, 2018
    They did the same for me. Mine arrived today, and is bathing in dark tung oil.
     
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  8. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Well, give us a first impression!

    I like to think the guys closer to send source would get it before the outreach lol. Only makes sense.
     
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  9. Keith Nix

    Keith Nix

    37
    Jan 3, 2018
    It's rustic looking, with the forge finish on all but the bevels and poll. Those are ground clean with what appears to be 36-50 grit belts. Some polishing is in store.

    The handle nice but a bit thick for my taste. Since I won't be throwing it, it's likely I'll make it octagonal.

    The hatchet has a nice convex edge out of the box. It's ready to go to work, but will benefit from a honing. There is a blue tinge still visible where the poll was hardened and it is approximately as hard as the bit.

    This little jewel is going in the truck!
     
  10. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279

    864
    Jul 22, 2015
    These are amazing im gonna buy 3 or more probably. been looking for someone to make hardened poll heads again forever and my council boys axe and hudson bay axe needs a third amigo
     
  11. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Do it! Smaller axes with intentional octagonals are smooth.
     
  12. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    That is my aim as well.
     
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  13. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    783
    Feb 15, 2017
    Thank you for posting the link for that and I agree that’s some fast shipping got mine today too.Was gonna wait to see what you thought glad someone else responded.Hope you get it early Monday.
     
  14. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Please post pictures and true impressions!
     
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  15. junkenstien

    junkenstien

    783
    Feb 15, 2017
    Like it,sharp and tight on the handle.Long and skinny pole slight convex cheeks the edge is inline with the swell.6 1/2 inches long 3 3/4 bit.Wood is like the other councils I have seen it’s horizontalgrain with heartwood in it got some fiddle though.Already thinking longer handle but I like the hatchet so probably have to get another,hopefully it goes over well and they can be talked into a ct pattern next.Thanks again for turning me onto it.Thats a m13/4 for scale.
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  16. Keith Nix

    Keith Nix

    37
    Jan 3, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
  17. FLINT77

    FLINT77

    294
    Apr 8, 2013
    Looks Great!!!!!

    do you thin your tung oil with anything?
     
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  18. Keith Nix

    Keith Nix

    37
    Jan 3, 2018
    It's about 50-50 with citrus solvent, my first use of anything other than turps. I'll not be going back unless someone can convince me citrus solvent causes handles to break!!
     
  19. FLINT77

    FLINT77

    294
    Apr 8, 2013
    I can assure you that it doesn't. I've been using pure tung/citrus solvent for a year or so really like it. I can take a while to cure but it will.
     
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  20. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
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    Nice work on the flats!

    How much longer are you thinking?
     

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