Council Tool Flying Fox - Curved Handle

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  • Regular price $56.00

  • This axe is balanced in a way that it chops more effectively and flies straight and true which means you spend less time learning how to handle it and more time hitting bulls-eyes and cutting clean.
  • A hardened poll so you can pound in tent stakes so that your tent or camp doesn’t blow away from you or your family.
  • The head is 1.75 lbs of 1060 steel which qualifies for various throwing leagues which means as soon as this axe arrives you can go make your friends look bad at league night.
  • At just under 16”, this axe was made to be easily packed away which means an easier trip into camp for you whether that be by canoe, truck, or backpack.


This resilient, aerodynamic, little bruiser is just as comfortable soaring through the air as it is relaxing next to the campfire, revelling in the heat of the wood it just prepared. At just under 1.75 lbs the hatchet not only qualifies as a competitive throwing axe but is also an amazing option for anyone backpacking or canoeing into the wilderness. 


Here is a hatchet that your wife, child, or local hippy would not be afraid of picking up and using!  No more rainy off days in the woods while the kids complain about being bored. Grab your Flying Fox, find some standing dead wood, and have a camp throwing competition! 

The sleek design is an amalgamation of a few mid 20th-century hatchets with a few modern touches thrown in. The flying fox also carries a hardened poll, an attribute that is unusual (because the extra effort the process of dual hardening requires) to find on such an inexpensive hatchet!  

This hardened poll allows the user to safely use the Flying Fox to things such as pound tent stakes, smash old toilets, test steel-toed boots, and even bounce off the ground safely (for may want to stay on your toes) on the off chance you ever hit a throwing target wrong while using it! 

Long story short. This adventure hatchet is an all-around bushcraft tool that is a capable, pack-able, and all-around incredible piece of gear to take with you into the woods or to throw at a target. The Flying Fox can take anything you throw at it and anything you throw it at!

Leather NOT included BUT...

Our Council Tool Medium Utility Sheath fits this amazing axe! Pick yours up by clicking here!

Leather mask:

Looking for a full carry setup? The Camp Carver Full leather sheath and sling fits wonderfully!

Or our Council Tool Factory Replacement handle HERE


Head weight… 1 lbs. 11 oz. (Just under 1.75 lbs.)
Bit length… 3 7/8” (Just under 4”)
Hardened bit and poll.
Handle has a large hatchet eye, trimmed to be under 16”


** This is a standard axe so grain orientation is not guaranteed. **

Customer Reviews

Based on 66 reviews
Love my flying fox

Great axe for a beginner throwing league! I found this axe to work well for me based on how I step and throw, took some practice with different types of axes to find what worked best for me. You might find that a different axe works for you. But if the flying fox style works for you, Council Tool makes a phenomenal one and Whiskey River was quick to ship it. I appreciate the care to packaging they provided and the free sticker! The leather holster was very high quality too.

Great axe

In an axe throwing league and bought this as an up-grade from an axe purchased when I first started throwing. I want to shorten the handle, but so far I really like how it feels.

michael Bocanegra
Awesome axe

Perfect weight for putting in a backpack an going up the mountain. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Will be getting more for family a friends as gifts!!!

Walter Watford
Flying Fox

Love the straight handle! Great product

Simply the best!

The Flying fox is an amazing and affordable tool! As a thrower, it preforms flawlessly with its well balanced design. As a user, it is so universal you simply can't go wrong! It holds up to abuse like crazy! Go buy one! Like now!