Hey folks, No affiliation other than being a customer but Omaha Knife did a special order of the Council Tool FSS boys axes. They also upgraded the handle quality and are using the Velvicutt boy's axe handles. This should be a superb axe!. I have one of the original FSS axes and love it. It is my favorite axe hands down. Feel and performance is just amazing. With the better handles on them now I can't imagine getting something else, in any price range. Just wanted to pass a long.
Here's a few pics of mine from the previous run. You'll note the horrid grain orientation on mine. It's still going strong though. I am doing an experiment of sorts on how long it will last. This is the issue they corrected by using the upgraded handles. So you should be confident that the handle will be a good one.
I removed the paint from the head and sanded the handle down. New model won't have lacquer.
Chop on Axe folk!