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Canada 150 Kent of Inglewood Limited Edition Hudson Bay Axes  

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the British North America Act of 1867 and the creation of the Canadian Constitution, Kent of Inglewood and Wetterlings have released a Special Edition 1867 Axe

This axe design has its roots in the “3/4” axes originally from Northern Spain and France. The name “Hudson Bay” stems from its history as the favourite of fur-trappers, traders, and indigenous peoples who worked with the Hudson’s Bay Company in North Eastern Canada. Its lightweight design includes a head with a wide edge, deep beard, and narrow profile. These characteristics make it perfect for firewood-splitting, small tree-felling and kindling-chipping. These same characteristics makes this modern axe an ideal camping companion.

This Wetterlings Axe is made of Swedish Carbon Steel. The bit is hardened to 57 Rockwell C.  It has a 2.5 pound head, and a half pound hickory handle measuring 24 inches. These special edition Canada 150 axes are embellished with an “1867” brand, bearing the three- leaf maple as found on Canada’s earliest unofficial flags and ensigns, a white enamel painted fawn’s foot end knob, and the Kent of Inglewood logo debossed upon the leather sheath. Each axe is individually numbered, in a series of 150.

These are among the final axes forged by Wetterlings, who, in March 2017, halted production, making them a truly special historical keepsake.

Read more about it here on the Global and Mail.

Mason Hastie
Author: Mason Hastie