If you’re looking for the every day carry of hatchets, this is it. The Flying Fox works great for camp chores but it also qualifies for throwing competitions! This hatchet has a hardened pole to remain strong while throwing and acts as an adjustment hammer. Whether you’re setting up camp or trying to hit a bullseye this is the hatchet to have.


The Frost River Hudson Bay Northwoods Hatchet is made 100%, from steel to wood, in the USA. Ships with our premium Taiga Hatchet Sheath, hand-built from harness leather, complete with hand-pound harness rivets and a solid brass sam brown post for a durable, secure fit to protect your edge, the things you carry it in, and yourself!

Features & Specifications

- Materials: US Premium 5160 steel, US Hickory handle, premium bridle leather sheath with solid Brass hand-pounded rivets. - Hatchet head is guaranteed to last a lifetime through Council Tool. - Forged from 5160 grade alloy steel. The “Council” makers mark is displayed on one side of the head, and the other is proudly marked “USA”. - Bit is heat treated and quenched approximately 1in inch from the cutting edge, then tempered for maximum edge holding and toughness. Final hardness Rc 52-56. - Handle is made of grade “A” American hickory and its traditional pattern embodies the heirloom quality of axes from times gone by. - Forged axe head is hung in a traditional manner using a softwood wedge along with a steel wedge for added security. - Axe head is coated with light oil to prevent rusting and to showcase the exceptional Council Tool craftsmanship. A Linseed oil coating is applied to protect the handle. SPECIFICATIONS: DIMENSIONS: 16in Long WEIGHT: 1.65lb (including sheath)


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The Flying Fox Hatchet by Council Tool makes a name for itself by being one of very few hatchets with a hardened poll which allows for the versatility to also use it as a hammer which adds to its draw as a do everything hatchet. It also is qualifies for competitive axe throwing in the two major organizations, so whether its an all-in-one tool at the campsite or being thrown on the professional circuit, the Flying Fox can do it all. SPECIFICATIONS: DIMENSIONS: just under 16in Long WEIGHT: 1.65lb (including sheath)



Tales from the trail

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Matthew J

Haven’t used it in the field yet but plan to soon. I was looking for a hatchet made in the US with great quality and unique and this seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Also super fast shipping and definitely get the free brochure. I will further review once used but also happy to see that it came sharpened and ready to go. I’m looking forward to getting more products from Frost River!