3.5# Wood Splitting Council Tool Co Jersey Axe - 36" Hickory Handle - Sport Utility Edition

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  • Regular price $69.00

This wood splitting axe is one of the best all around tools I use on an almost daily basis when I need to get my firewood replenished for the coming winter season. This thing can do it all!

The Sport Utility Edition Axes are a huge upgrade in both functionality and value compared to their standard predecessors.  They sit proudly on excellent American Hickory handles and are hung using an quality hardwood wedge instead of the aluminium wedges they were once fitted with. The robust and resilient finish given to the axe in the drop forging process has been left preserved and the head has been covered in a rust proofing agent to ensure its longevity. Each Sport Utility Edition is hand finished with an egde that would make any grizzled veteran woodsman proud! Be careful taking these axes out of their boxes because they come ready to take a bite out of your woodpile! 

From Council Tool Co:

3.5# Jersey pattern single bit axe with a 36″ curved handle. Sometimes referred to as a “Baltimore Jersey” pattern, this shape features lugs or ears which increase the surface contact area with the handle. The geographic origins are self explanatory. The earlier Kentucky and North Carolina patterns were somewhat similar. A full sized felling axe for general axe chores. Cutting edge is approximately 5” in overall length and the poll is square.

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  • Forged tool steel head. Proudly Made in the USA!
  • Hand sharpened, tapered bit for cutting and splitting.
  • ANSI Standards call for bit hardness of Rc 45-60, at least ½ inch back from the cutting edge. Council Tool internal standards call for tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 and we target 1-1/4 inches from the cutting edge. The poll and eye walls are not hardened and remain in the as forged condition.
  • Head coated with rust proofing agent over the as forged finish.
  • 36″ curved American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.  Hafted high and proud.
  • Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a traditional double wedge system.
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/4″ of overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Great axe but...

Ordered this axe right before Christmas and received shortly after. I've truly enjoyed using it. Tuned up the edge just a hair and have been replenishing my firewood stockpile here and there. I split just shy of a cord before the bit decided to take a ride across the yard today. I always swing in a safe direction and no one was around, but it still scared me to death when it hit my wheel barrow 15ft away. I immediately said a thank you prayer that no one, myself included, got hurt. I always check the bit before splitting and there was no indication that it was loose before I started today. I can haft it again but very disappointed the wedge wasn't glued and it only lasted for a few hours use. I know it happens... but a guy should be able to trust a brand new tool.

Seth axe
Awesome axe.

This is one nice splitter. Very nice tool, reasonably priced.

Great Axe🪓🪓🪓🪓

Is a great ax to swing!! Very satisfied with my purchase of this act it is just what I was looking for!! Thanks again to whiskey river !!!!!

Justin creamer

Good feel in the hand so far! Split with it and really like it. Almost think the curved handle would have been a better fit though.

Darin Jones
love the axes love the company whiskey river

no issues