We are compiling an ever growing list of U.S. Ax Manufactures & Brands, which might include large corporations, small companies or individuals.
There is currently 10 brands in this list, which might include axes made from materials 100% manufactured here in America, but some may also contain a percentage produced outside the USA.
We've also included a few details about the companies and their products along with direct links to both the manufacturer & various on-line retailers where you can get the latest prices, shipping costs, special offers & more, when available.
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. 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Andy Gregory is the Owner and Founder of Northwest Axe Company who in addition to refurbishing cutting tools, is working on developing a completely new line of tools made right here in the USA. He couldn't be more excited to produce brand new tools, utilizing American manufacturing to create quality items that are designed to outlast the user.
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.
Fifteen hundred employees. Ten U.S. facilities. Serving all 50 states. That’s how Ames True Temper goes about hand forging, assembling, packaging, and distributing Razor-Back tools right to the hardworking people of America. And it doesn’t end with their products. All calls and service requests are handled at their Pennsylvania headquarters. They’re proud to make Razor-Back tools. And there’s no place we’d rather do it than here.
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.