6 Pounds with a fiberglass handle.
Probably the most recognized hand tool used by fire departments, the Pickhead Axe is indispensable on a fire scene. Our axe has a six pound head as compared to the hardware store variety which usually weighs in at around four pounds or so. A four pound head is good for use around the house or farm where the user might have to swing it for a few hours. However, fire departments need maximum force and cutting power for a short time. The additional weight ensures deep cuts with every swing. The pick (actually refered to as a pall) allows the user to pry through plaster laths, dry wall, etc.