Council Tool - 5 lbs Splitting Axe

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  • Regular price $76.00

5# Single bit Splitting axe with 36″ or 28" straight handle. This thing is a laser beam through firewood rounds.  When turning large chunks of wood into smaller chunks of wood is the task at hand... this is the one you want!    The cutting edge is approximately 4.5″ of overall length. 


This axe comes in both 36" and 28" handle lengths. Choose which length you'd like when you go to checkout.


The 28" Handle makes a GREAT Fallers Axe!


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Here are what a few other customers had to say:

  • Forged steel head. Made in 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 boiled Linseed Oil over the as forged finish.
  • 36″ straight American hickory handle. Eye section is dried to below 10% moisture content to minimize shrinkage and help prevent loosening.
  • Axe head is hydraulically seated onto handle and secured with a wooden wedge.
  • The interior detail of the eye is tapered and allows for a strong mechanical bond. Approximately 1/2″ of the overall length of the handle is removed during assembly.

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


The Coucil Tool large leather mask fits this axe,  Grab yours HERE

Our HDPE Mask fits this axe also!  HERE


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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Jeff Partain

Excellent axe, I am highly pleased with it. Thanks.


Council Tool - 5 lbs Splitting Axe

Ron Unterburger
Excellent splitter!!

I have processed over a chord of split ash & white oak here in Minnesota With this axe...impressive !! is an under statement heavy enough to get the job done.. balanced & light enough to not wear u out!!

Ronnie Buck
5lb splitting axe

Nice axe and splits well

Michael Wagner

Great Axe. It would be nice if it came with a mask / sheath. You offered one, but was sold out at the time of purchase, so i am left with finding one or ordering your large mask and spend an additional 50% of the purchase price on shipping. Maybe you will include a mask with the Axe in the future, sure it will increase the price, but it would be worth it.