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. **


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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Daniel Few
Wow....what a wedge banger!!!

We received this 5lb splitting ax with a 28" straight handle and it was every thing you said it would be . The order was on time and in good shape and it was a joy to do Business with y'all . We have a few more axes in our wish list and you all will get our business .Thanks again ... Daniel Few

Rae Henager

Council Tool - 5 lbs Splitting Axe

Great Axe

I have used this axe to split two truck loads of oak and am very pleased with the axe. My oldest son used it in the first load and wouldn't give it back to me so I had to use an older axe. We're pleased.

Grant Saari
Retired my maul

I was really surprised how well this splits! So much nicer to swing then my maul and the wooden handle is really dead in the hand. It will be a long time before I grab my splitting maul. Thanks Brandon!

Mitch from Duluth
Splitter Supreme!

Picked this bad boy up while in Iron River for Whiskey Rivers' open house. Normally I like a 32" handle for something so beefy, but opted to go with the 28" straight handle to add some spice to my life.

WOW! This monster splits through just about anything. Added my own personal flair to it by sanding down the handle, a little black paint, adding my favorite axe wax, and putting a polish on the bit and poll (purely aesthetic). Another engineering masterpiece from Council Tool.