The first new book on American axes in decades is here and Brant & Cochran's Allagash Cruiser and our process making it are highlighted! Written by Brett McLeod, forestry professor and coach of the woodsmen's team at Paul Smith's College in Upstate New York, this hardcover, 192 page full color book contains a broad overview of the history, types, restoration, use, and care of our favorite tool.
"Entertaining, endlessly fascinating, and a work of genuine scholarship. I’ve read a lumberyard-full of books related to the outdoors, but can think of only a scant handful that measure up to this one.” — David E. Petzal, field editor, Field & Stream
“Even if you already live with an axe in your hands, Brett’s deep appreciation of our essential companion will bring you closer to it.” — Roy Underhill, host of PBS’s The Woodwright’s Shop