Council Tool - 5 lbs Splitting Axe

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  • $70.00
  • 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 75 reviews
Danny Moser
Council splitter axe (36inch)

What a beautiful all American steel Splitting axe. Highly recommend!!! Great price and W.R. trading always does a superb job packaging, top notch thanks guys.

Jeremy Devers
Great Splitter

I purchased the 36 inch. Splits knotty wood great. Doesn’t sling wood around like a maul.
Thanks whiskey river!!! Already ordered a mask for it.

craig swanson
Council Tool 5# splitting axe, 28" handle

Ordered the Council Tool 5# splitting axe with a 28" handle, the order process was very straight forward, the axe came right away and was packaged very well. the axe is just as expected and everything went very well.

Jonas Loubser Munn
Great axe

Solid axe head, i prefer a curved handle over the straight one it comes with, so will be rehafting. The factory grind was also not perfect, quite uneven, nothing a belt sander and a mill **** couldn’t fix, all in all, wicked head, great quality, just needs a little work is all, which is part of the fun!

I think I need axe therapy:)

This is my second order in 2 weeks.I think I’m out of control. The 5 lb splitter is the axe I’ve been looking for most of my adult life! Chad NC