Council Tool Flying Fox - Throwing/Camping Hatchet

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  • This axe is balanced in a way that it chops more effectively and flies straight and true which means you spend less time learning how to handle it and more time hitting bulls-eyes and cutting clean.
  • A hardened poll so you can pound in tent stakes so that your tent or camp doesn’t blow away from you or your family.
  • The head is 1.75 lbs of 1060 steel which qualifies for various throwing leagues which means as soon as this axe arrives you can go make your friends look bad at league night.
  • At just under 16” for the curved and just over 21” for the straight, this axe was made to be easily packed away which means an easier trip into camp for you whether that be by canoe, truck, or backpack.


This resilient, aerodynamic, little bruiser is just as comfortable soaring through the air as it is relaxing next to the campfire, revelling in the heat of the wood it just prepared. At just under 1.75 lbs the hatchet not only qualifies as a competitive throwing axe but is also an amazing option for anyone backpacking or canoeing into the wilderness. 


Here is a hatchet that your wife, child, or local hippy would not be afraid of picking up and using!  No more rainy off days in the woods while the kids complain about being bored. Grab your Flying Fox, find some standing dead wood, and have a camp throwing competition! 

The sleek design is an amalgamation of a few mid 20th-century hatchets with a few modern touches thrown in. The flying fox also carries a hardened poll, an attribute that is unusual (because the extra effort the process of dual hardening requires) to find on such an inexpensive hatchet!  

This hardened poll allows the user to safely use the Flying Fox to things such as pound tent stakes, smash old toilets, test steel-toed boots, and even bounce off the ground safely (for may want to stay on your toes) on the off chance you ever hit a throwing target wrong while using it! 

Long story short. This adventure hatchet is an all-around bushcraft tool that is a capable, pack-able, and all-around incredible piece of gear to take with you into the woods or to throw at a target. The Flying Fox can take anything you throw at it and anything you throw it at!

Leather NOT included BUT...

Our Council Tool Medium Utility Sheath fits this amazing axe! Pick yours up by clicking here!

Leather mask:

Looking for a full carry setup? The Camp Carver Full leather sheath and sling fits wonderfully!

Or our Council Tool Factory Replacement handle HERE


Head weight… 1 lbs. 11 oz. (Just under 1.75 lbs.)
Bit length… 3 7/8” (Just under 4”)
Hardened bit and poll.
Handle has a large hatchet eye, trimmed to be under 16” for the curved and just over 21” for the straight (Hickory)


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
Flying Fox 16”

So far my thoughts on the whiskey rivers service is awesome and fast shipping. The flying fox I purchased has been used twice and after getting used to throwing it I’ve been able to learn to stick it every time. Also used it to split some large chunks of hickory into small kindling pieces for smoking on the grill to test for edge retention and it’s hep up nicely minus when throwing in the woods at dead standing trees and missing so that’s my fault for small chipping the dirt and the over super fine edge I put on which is fine for fethersticking may not be the best for hard use so pick your choice with intended use. The overall quality is very nice for the price being barely above a typical store bought axe/hatchet. The handle on mine was hung decent enough and with a little filing with a mill **** file I removed uneven edge on the head and then I sharpened with the Whiskey River American Pioneer Sharpening Puck, and the Arctic Fox Dual Grit Sharpening Puck and I was able to get a very nice edge. I then sanded smooth and stained the handle following with a few coats and soaking the eye with boiled linseed oil and this is now really nice. I also purchased the leather sheath to protect edge and me in transporting and it’s ok. Would like to make a kydex sheath for it but I will definitely be back to whiskey river for more axes in the future. Also they included some stickers which were nice to add to tool box collage . Thank you whiskey river. Stay weird!

Ron S
Great Service for Great Products

Whiskey River stands by the products they carry!
They answered any/all questions. Flying fox I received was great quality!

William Whittaker
So far so good !!

I am so far pleased with my purchase but have had limited use of it this far, I hope to use it more as the camping season draws near

Great Axe🪓🪓🪓🪓

Been a great little axe, I would recommend this ax to anyone!! I like it so much I got another one!!!

Mind blown!

I am absolutely 100% satisfied with my order. I will definitely be placing more in the near future.