Council Tool Flying Fox - Throwing/Camping Hatchet

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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” for the curved and just over 21” for the straight, 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!

Chocolate brown mask:

Also check out our HDPE Full sheath for this axe here:

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” for the curved and just over 21” for the straight (Hickory)


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Flying Colors

I picked up the 16” in the first run and it’s seriously such a useful head size that I keep it in the Jeep 24/7. From jobsite to campsite I have beaten the **** out of this little guy and it shrugs it off. The hardened poll is a huge value add for a small axe. I’m coveting the 21” now so I may “gift” my son the 16” to share the love. Add the leather sheath, it’s cut from super thick hide and has kept up nicely - with a great patina now.

Bob Toss
2 Flying Foxes

I love throwing this axe, cut one down to 17 inches, left the other at its full length (20) to use as an alternative to a big axe when teaching newbies to throw. So far they have held up to public use/abuse.

nicholas a
Gold as always

I loved the first fox I got and when I saw the straight handles were back I couldn’t wait. Honestly probably buying another on as soon as more straight handles are available, can never have to many axes!!

Mitch from Duluth
Fantastic Flying Fox

Proud to say I believe this is my first Whiskey River purchase.

Such a versatile tool. It has helped me split loads of kindling for my wood stove, pounded many tent stakes, and is my go to in driving wedges into my restored axes. As per usual, I added my signature black paint job, some axe wax, and a polished bit/poll.

Kudos to the Council Tool team for creating such well rounded tool and Whiskey River for putting it in my hands. Definitely a go-to gift for anyone looking to get someone that special someone a tool that will last!


Had my curves handle for a couple weeks. Saw they had the straight handle back in stock and was a no brainer. Love that the tempered color shows through. Might be a little skinny for splitting much, but the 21 inch should be just fine for camp fires etc... I also have the 24 sport utility. Both very well made, well hung, fit is excellent, and forging is square and uniform. I own an ox racing axe, a hardcore hammer axe, a snow & nealley, a couple HBs, and these are right there with them. Only very small nit pic would be I would rather see a barrel wedge instead of a flat, step wedge. Absolutely can't go wrong for the price. I'm sure they'll last as long as I will.