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. **


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Our HDPE Mask fits this axe also!  HERE


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Customer Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
Glen Wiley
Perfect splitting axe

The 36” handle gives this axe head scary power at busting tough logs, but at 5lbs I can swing it all day, much more effective than my 8lb maul for long splitting sessions.

Ronald Bushnell
A great value

I really love this axe, that after a few sessions now has come to life. The marbling grain on this head from forging - that is flame like, is quite beautiful and was a pleasant surprise. I think there was a nice browny at work, or a bit of luck relative to the handle, as it is superb; that comes together with the head to make a fine axe. This axe is a symbolic and an important part of my practice and objectives - that I really appreciate. ~ Thank you

Laser beam through logs

If splitting is your goal, this thing is like a hot knife through butter. Clearly one of the best axes I’ve ever owned. I love this axe.

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Dave Hook
5# splitting axe

Got the axe looks excellent
Going to use it on next campout
Can’t wait to try it out