American Made Axes

We are compiling an ever growing list of ax manufacturers & brands, which might include large corporations, local companies or individuals.

There are currently 10 businesses in this list, which might include axes made from goods & materials 100% produced here in America, but some may also contain a percentage sourced outside the United States.

We've included a few words from the companies about themselves and the products they make, along with direct links to both the business & on-line retailers where you can get the latest prices, shipping costs, special deals, ect, if available.

This list was last reviewed 6/13/2018 by

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US Ax Brand & Manufacturers List

Barco Industries Inc.

Barco Industries Inc. Axes
Barco Industries, Inc., a member of The Phoenix Forge Group, brings to you a line of well-respected products. Most of their striking tools are forged in Pennsylvania, then heat treated, finished, and assembled at Barco Industries. Their manufacturing strengths are reinforced by the strong, positive, dedicated work ethic of their Pennsylvania heritage. Barco and all Phoenix Forge Group employees believe in hard work, quality products, and high levels of service. Barco offers Kelly Perfect ® & Kelly Woodslasher ® axes, fire, camp & sport axes and half and specialty hatchets.

'Best Made' Brand

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

Council Tool

Council Tool Axes
Council Tool Co. is an American manufacturer of high quality hand tools based in North Carolina. They make firefighting tools, axes, bars, C-clamps, sledgehammers and gardening tools. All Council axe heads are drop forged from high quality tool steel and are heat treated and tempered.


Estwing Axes
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.

Fire Axe Inc.

Fire Axe Inc. Axes
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

Leatherhead Tools Axes
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.

Northwest Axe Company

Northwest Axe Company Axes
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

Pro Tool Industries Axes
Their company and craftsmen take true pride in hand-crafting American-made products from the highest grade American-made raw materials. They believe that pride shines through in the quality tools, knives, equipment, and accessories they produce - all 100% guarenteed.

Razor Back

Razor Back Axes
Fifteen hundred employees. Ten U.S. facilities. Serving all 50 states. That’s how we go about hand forging, assembling, packaging, and distributing Razor-Back tools right to the hardworking people of America. And it doesn’t end with our products. All calls and service requests are handled at our Pennsylvania headquarters. We’re proud to make Razor-Back tools. And there’s no place we’d rather do it than here.

Vaughan Manufacturing

Vaughan Manufacturing Axes
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. Five 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.

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Some of the companies listed in this directory that produce hand 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 you contact the manufacturer directly.

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