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Council Tool Axes at NRO

The Axe is one of the oldest hand tools used by man. Primitive axes were used to cut wood or carve bowls and spears. The modern Axe has a variety of uses – from shaping or splitting wood to harvesting timber and felling trees to forcible entry and in emergency situations. In addition to serving as tools, axes can be used for weapons, ceremonial purposes, and status symbols.

NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS, one of the largest Knife & Axe Dealers in Central Virginia, is proud to carry quality Axes from Council Tool Co. They have been making premium axes and large hand tools for the industrial, construction, firefighting/1st Response, hardware, and specialty outdoor tool industries in the USA for 135 years. 

Council Axe Tools

The company was founded in 1886 by John Pickett Council, a turpentine producer and farmer in Bladen County, North Carolina. The company’s earliest product line featured tools used in the naval stores industry. When the naval stores industry began to wane, the company reacted by diversifying its product line. The company grew during the early decades of the twentieth century, surviving the Great Depression, two World Wars, and a devastating fire that destroyed much of the manufacturing plant. As of 2015, the company's full line of professional products included axes, picks, mauls, mattocks, striking tools, shrubbing tools, digging tools, wood-splitting tools, forged bars, C-clamps and a variety of specialty tools.


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Council Tool – American Axes and Hand Tools Since 1886
Made in America – every bit of it in Lake Waccamaw, N.C.

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