Developed in 1911 by legendary U.S. Forest Service ranger and firefighter Ed Pulaski, the tool that now bears his name has been called “the supreme fire tool” and is nearly synonymous with wildland firefighting.
Combining an axe on one end of the head and a mattock blade on the other, the Pulaski is equally effective for chopping trees and logs and for digging in hard or root-bound dirt. That, combined with its relatively light weight, makes it ideal for cutting firelines in remote areas. Those same qualities make the Pulaski supremely useful and versatile for homeowners, landscapers, hunters, and others too. The Pulaski can dig trenches, build trails, clear plots, chop firewood, and innumerable other tasks around the yard, on the farm, or in the woods.
The Warwood Tool Pulaski Axe is made according to the time-honored Forest Service specification, with a 3-3/4 lb. head and overall head length of 13”. Unlike many imports and lesser alternatives, the head of our Pulaski is not simply “twisted” 90 degrees to form the mattock end. We take pride in hand-forging our top-quality U.S.-made tools from U.S.-sourced steel in our West Virginia shop the same way they’ve been made since 1854.
- Drop-forged, carbon steel head
- 3-3/4 lb. head
- 13” head length
- Black finish
- Tool only
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