Frost River Wood Craft Axe

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)
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Kit out your Axe with these handy accessories.

A well-crafted tool that is made in the USA by Council Tool and is a joy to work with. Well suited to mid-size felling, cross cut chopping, splitting, limbing, carving, clearing brush and saplings and finer work as well… general woodcraft duties!



The Frost River Wood Craft Axes are made to be used by our friends at Council Tool. Commonly called their Wood-Craft Pack Axes, when these get Henry the Frost River Caribou on the handle and are fixed with the Frost River Bridle Axe Sheath, they become the Frost River Wood Craft Axe. We offer two lengths of handle, both with the same 2lb head.

Ships with the proud Frost River laser engraving on the handle, a handy manual from Council Tool detailing axe care and history and our premium Boreal Axe Sheath, hand-built from harness leather, complete with hand-pound harness rivets and solid brass snap for a durable, secure fit to protect your edge, the things you carry it in, and yourself!

Though they would do well displayed above a mantle, these are not wispy wall hangers, they’re rugged, robust, and built to last. With the longer 24” handle, the Wood Craft Axe is a full step up from the 3/4 axe/hatchet hybrid and capable of more work than a mere hatchet could hope to take on. The 19” handle allows better portability in a pack like our Isle Royale Jr. or Mini or in a compact canoe camp kit. Since they both share the same sturdy 2lb head, they both offer similar power and sheaths are cross-compatible.

The folks at Council Tool have been building tools in the USA to get the job done since 1886. These axes are built right, 100% in the USA and offer a winning combination of portability and usability. 130 years of American axe crafting experience go into the Wood Craft line. These are sharp right out of the box, made of US premium 5160 steel and US premium Hickory handles.

Lifetime warranty from Council Tool on the steel axe heads.

All are branded with Frost River logo on the premium hickory handle.

Ships with a Frost River handmade harness leather sheath.

Keep the Wood Craft Axe, and other edged tools, sharp with our Arctic Fox Sharpening Puck, or haul your own puck with our Buckskin Drawstring Pouch or Canvas Belt Pouch, all made in the USA.

Utility with just the right heft, an elegant tool – See the axe in action here.

Note: When sheathing your Wood Craft Axe, place it heel (bottom corner) first into the sheath, and seat the heel, before sliding the toe (top corner) of the axe into the sheath. Secure using the brass snap.


Shipping Policy

We’ll get it built and get it there.


Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt. As a manufacturer that prides itself on the handcrafted nature of our products, please understand that it may take a few days for your order to be built up. Orders with items that are in stock will ship out right away on the next business day, and if a production build has to be launched for your order, it may take up to 5 business days to get things ready. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your order is entered into our production system, and you will receive an email from your shipping provider once your package leaves our building.


If you need expedited shipping it is a good idea to give us a call to find out if the item is available for immediate shipping. You can reach us at 218.727.1472 or 800.FROST84. If your order is placed after 3pm CST, it will not be processed until the next day.


Shipping timeframe for international shipping will be dependent on the chosen carrier. We do not have control over any Duties / Tariff’s and said costs will be the customers responsibility.


Every day that our carriers are open, we can ship packages. Weekend and Holiday orders will be sent the first available shipping business day.


Head over to our Shipping Policies page to see service area maps for FedEx, UPS, and USPS.


Monday December 26th 

The diligent folks that deliver our packages through UPS, FedEx and USPS will be taking a much-deserved day off. No deliveries or pick-ups today. Thanks for all your help!

Please note that while we will make every effort to get your package on its way to you, once it leaves our shipping department with your carrier of choice, shipping guarantees or lack thereof are all handled by the carrier. Please check their individual terms or give us a call if you have any questions.

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  1. Lucas

    5 out of 5 Great axe. Good value.


    I’ve been using the Council Woodcraft Pack axe for a little while now and I must say, this is a great axe for the price. If you are considering a GB of similar weight and style, don’t spend all that extra money. This axe will give you everything you need. The 19″ model is an easy to pack workhorse. The hardened poll allows for increased versatility and the 25° flat grind makes this axe cut more like a knife. It boasts more precision than any axe I’ve used to date. This is an incredible axe and it is American made, which is always a great feature!

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  2. Mark Hansen

    5 out of 5 The Only Wood Craft Axe made in the U.S.A.

    Mark Hansen

    I own both tbe 19″ and 24″ versions of this axe. I have taken both through its paces and then some, both took the abuse well and never loosened up, nor lost its edge. Council has taken the classic carved shape and put it to use for camp building chores.

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      Here is tbe review i did almost a year ago:

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  3. Thom Board

    5 out of 5 Versatile little Axe. Great performance for its weight.

    Thom Board

    Used my 19″ hafted version for over a year now and has never let me down. Used for professional woodland management tasks, hedgelaying coppicing and carving. It does them all. Great tool.

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