Council Tool - 5 lbs Splitting Axe

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  • $69.00
  • Regular price $76.00
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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 47 reviews
Kenneth Meler
5lb splitting axe

Excellent tool. The weight and longer handle allows me to blast through rounds of acacia, olive and eucalyptus!

Kutta Len
Happy customer

Great company, fast shipping, and excellent 5 pound splitter.

Howling Winds Axe and Tool
Well designed

As both a user and purveyor of custom axes I’m thrilled with this design. Vintage styling with modern flare, like the flying Fox’s big nasty brother. Geometry is on point with just enough detail to elaborate without diminishing the original idea. Solid splitter I can’t wait to dive into this thing and see what she offers.


You can’t go wrong with it !!

Mark Board
Council Tool 5 lb. Axe

I like it. Exactly what I was looking for. Splits oak very well. Looks good, but not so good that if (when) it gets dinged, I’ll be overly mad at myself.