Council Tool.

The Velvicut and Wood-craft Premium Axe lines offer exceptional quality and craftsmanship to those who want great gear in the great Canadian outdoors.

The Industrial Hand Tool selection services firefighters, first responders, tactical, arborists, miners and any company and department needing the very best USA made quality tools.

A Family Since 1886

Family-owned and family-managed business, led by the fourth and fifth generation of the Council family.

100% Made in the USA

Employees take pride in the quality for which Council Tool stands.


All components and raw materials are grown or manufactured in the USA.

About the Product

Council Tool specializes in professional-grade, American-made forged striking tools: axes, mauls, sledgehammers, pry bars, fire tools and more. The full product line is backed by more than 135 years of quality, reliability and expertise from one of the oldest tool-making and forging operations in the USA.
Whether it is the hewing of log seating, clearing brush and fallen wood for a campsite, or the simple security and self-reliance that an American made axe or hatchet provides, in the great outdoors more people and more professionals trust Council Tool axes than any other.
Council Tool offers a premier line of heavy-duty, American-made tools for forestry applications and for fighting wildfires. Council Tool also serve industries ranging from law enforcement to landscaping, even axe throwing – any industry, profession, or passion that requires heavy-duty hand tools.


Each Velvicut® and Wood-Craft Premium Axe is built for the art of work. Toolmaking expertise gained over three centuries is combined with contemporary technology and superior materials to create axes for those who simply want the ultimate axe.

All 100% made in the USA with top quality materials

Sport Utility

A line of economically priced outdoor axes made in USA. Forged finish 1060/1080 USA Quality Steel and American Hickory Handles with no compromise on quality and craftsmanship.


Council Tool has been manufacturing hand tools for various industries for over 130 years.

They are the authority on tools used by municipal and forest firefighters, landscapers and construction workers. Professionals have come to rely on the high quality and exceptional value of Council Tool’s professional grade tools.

Top Sellers

Council Tool Flying Fox
The Flying Fox is a multi-use camp hatchet that also qualifies for competitive throwing in both major urban axe throwing organizations. MSRP: $90.00
Council Tool Camp Carver 16
Designed as the go-to versatile camp axe., the new Council Tool Camp Carver can scrape, shave, slice, cleave, chop, carve, fell, limb, buck, split, pound… and light your fire. MSRP: $265.00
Council Tool Pack Axe 24
This design is intended to produce a multi-functional premium axe which can successfully cut, chop, split, carve, shave, hew, hammer, aid in fire starting, and other outdoor activities. MSRP: $277.00
Council Tool Saddle Axe
This Saddle Axe is a traditional Velvicut® Premium US Made Axe pattern. Drop forged from 5160 steel, known for its superior characteristics and blade retention. MSRP: $263.00
"Council Tool provides good selection, quality workmanship and great value to our customers! Our customers love the focus and history of the company and the wide array of models that provide something for everyone in our outdoor market."
- Nate, Algonquin Outfitters | Hunstville, Ontario