American Made Axes

We are compiling an ever growing list of American axe manufacturers & brands, including large corporations, small companies and individuals.

Home ↔ Tools ↔ Hand Tools ↔ Axes ↓ 

This list may include axes produced and assembled from materials 100% manufactured here in America, but some may also contain a percentage produced outside the USA.

Page created Sept 24, 2015, and the listings last reviewed Monday, November 21, 2016 by

US Axe Brand & Manufacturers List

View the list and pick a company, brand or item, find details on products and retailers, also please take a few minutes and visit the manufacturers, thank you.

If a company listing contains an orange heading then those will contain links to retailers where you can buy axes on-line, and there may be offerings from multiple retailers for the same items.

Barco Industries Inc.

Barco Industries, Inc., a member of The Phoenix Forge Group, brings to you a line of well-respected products. Most of our striking tools are forged in Pennsylvania, then heat treated, finished, and assembled at Barco Industries.

Barco Axes
Axes - Barco

Our manufacturing strengths are reinforced by the strong, positive, dedicated work ethic of our Pennsylvania heritage. Barco and all Phoenix Forge Group employees believe in hard work, quality products, and high levels of service as indicated by our quality statement. Barco offers kelly perfect ® & kelly woodslasher ® axes, fire, camp & sport axes and half and specialty hatchets.

Find the best deals & lowest prices at the following on-line retailers:

'Best Made' Brand

Best Made partnered with one of America's oldest and most esteemed axe makers, and launched The Best Made American Felling Axe: our first proprietary and unadorned axe design, made for the discriminating consumer, priced and fabricated to compete with the best.

Council Tool

Council Tool Co. is an American manufacturer of high quality hand tools based in North Carolina. We make firefighting tools, axes, bars, C-clamps, sledgehammers and gardening tools.

Council Tool Axe
Council Tool Axe

All Council axe heads are drop forged from high quality tool steel. The forging is then processed in an abrasive robotic work cell where the trim lines are removed, the shape refined and the cutting edges are ground, which yields highly consistent heads. Cutting edges are then heat treated and tempered. 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. The final sharpening of the cutting edge is by hand using fine grit abrasives. Care is taken to not affect the tempered hardness of the bit. Heads are either painted or lacquered to deter rust and all polished surfaces are lacquered or oiled.

Find the best deals & lowest prices at the following on-line retailers:


Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world's most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools.

Estwing Axes
  Estwing Axes

All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to both tradesmen and craftsmen alike. Estwing offers a variety of sportsman and campers axes and tomahawks.

Find the best deals & lowest prices at the following on-line retailers:

Fire Axe Inc.

The Fire Axe, Inc. Firefighter Axe is the first choice of the LAFD. The famed Collins Tool Seagrave Axe was carried by Los Angeles City Firemen in the early 1900s. It was a great firefighting tool in its day, and still highly prized - if you can find one. When LAFD firefighter, Jason Knight, the founder of Fire Axe, Inc., discovered they hadn't been made since 1925, and the original dies were long gone. He decided to make his own-and make it even better-improving both its legendary effectiveness and its durability. It was heartily adopted by the LAFD as their current primary fire axe.

Leatherhead Tools

In early 2007, Dasco Pro, Inc., a quality hand tool manufacturer since 1922 and one of the last remaining hand tool forging companies in the United States, turned their attention to the tools being used by fire and rescue personnel. After visiting several firehouses nearby in Rockford (IL) and consulting with area firefighters, they realized that there were many professional firefighters, rescue personnel, and departments, and municipalities looking for innovative products at a better price.

Leatherhead Axe
Leatherhead Axe

We are committed to providing high quality American Made products for the nation’s Fire and Rescue Service. Leatherhead offers flat-head & pick-head axes, made in the USA.

Find the best deals & lowest prices at the following on-line retailers:

Northwest Axe Company

While I take the history and lore of woodsmanship and axemaking in America seriously, I am constantly learning and I like to have fun with what I do. I love tools, and I am trying to honor the rich history of American manufacturing by bringing life back to these old tools. It is my hope that these things bring some joy and usefulness to others, that they may then pass on from generation to generation with pride.

Pro Tool Industries

We are very proud of the fact that all our products are Made in the USA. Our artisan / employees produce handcrafted American-made products one tool at a time, and are committed to using only the best raw materials. Consequently, our saws, knives and tools are durable and very well made

Woodman’s Pal Brush Axe
Pro Tool Brush Axe

We are proud to introduce the Woodman’s pal Brush Axe. An old school, timeless design re-engineered, this unique tool features a tough, high carbon steel cutting blade bearing a convex radius cutting blade whose design penetrates the thickest brush, saplings and debris with ease. The special concave shaped bill hook design at the front end of the tool captures stubborn vines and undergrowth in the “hook” for quick cutting and slicing. We’ve added a safety “tail” to the rear bottom of the blade which serves to retain cut materials in front of the handle and away from the user.

Find the best deals & lowest prices at the following on-line retailers:

Trust Co.

Heritage. Tradition. Craftsmanship. That’s what stands behind every Trust Co. product. rust Co. makes modern heritage goods in Portland, OR. Our axes, hard goods and soft goods are a blank slate for you to write your own story.

Vaughan Manufacturing

The people of Vaughan are the true foundation of the company's success. Dedicated to the goal of producing the finest striking tools in the world, they have helped transform Vaughan from a small maker of hand tools to the world's largest manufacturer of striking tools. Vaughan tools are made with an attention to detail that is exceptional. Four generations of the Vaughan family and the dedicated craftsmen who produce their products care a great deal about the tools that carry the Vaughan name, and the care is obvious.

Vaughan Hatchets & Axes
Vaughan Hatchets & Axes

Since 1869, the Vaughan family has been committed to producing axes that proudly state "Made in the USA". Innovation, ingenuity and manufacturing have long been the foundation and cornerstone for America's success.

Find the best deals & lowest prices at the following on-line retailers:

Some of the companies listed in this directory that produce tools here in America, may also have them manufactured in other countries as well. Many businesses alter their brand names, manufacturing practices and product designs with little or no notice, so if there are questions that still remain, we suggest contacting the manufacturer directly.

Lists of other USA made hand tools.