Pike Pole History: This humble tool story dates back to the 1600s where it was introduced in the US fire service to pull down walls to prevent the spread of fire to neighboring buildings.
Pike Pole from Dixie: Despite its multiple purposes, Dixie Industries has been developing Pike Poles with the main purpose of handling timber in and around water, e.g. controlling logs floating on a river in a log drive. With Dixie's top quality of craftsmanship and materials used, their pike poles can withstand extensive use of handling logs.
Dixie Pike Poles - Regular are available with either ash or anodized aluminum handles in a wide variety of lengths. We also stock Midget Pike Pole to be used in confined space.
Pike Pole Head:
Manufactured from a single piece of high-carbon steel and drop forged to perform the heavy lifting and withstand extensive use.
- All ash handles are second-growth American ash with straight grain throughout the entire handle length.
- Along with Hickory and Oak, Ash is one of the most commonly used utility woods in the US. Its toughness and excellent shock resistance make it a popular choice for tool handles.
- Ash is lightweight to offer users an extra advantage by increasing efficiency and reducing fatigue. Its extremely long grains increases resiliency to tearing before breaking.
- Second-growth wood is harder, stronger and tougher.
- Ash handled pike poles also have the advantage of being serviceable in the field, with replacement handles and pike & hooks available.
- Length: 6' - 16'
- Weight: 4.2 lbs - 9.4 lbs
Anodized Aluminum Handles:
- They are more resistant to corrosion from water or chemicals and last considerably longer than non-anodized aluminum.
- Dixie Aluminum Pike Poles are lighter than the same lengths made with ash and will not warp or break with continued use.
- Dixie’s exclusive CORE LOK rubber seal assures a watertight barrier.
- Aluminum-handled pike poles come with plastic knobs (wooden knobs also available).
- Length: 6' - 24'
- Weight: 3.3 lbs - 9.9 lbs