There are many types of axes and most are a single bit axe, a handle with a single blade head. The double bit axe is composed of two blades. One edge is kept in a sharp condition and the is used for chopping around dirt and rocks (resulting in a blunt edge). The double bit axe is mostly used by professional, but that shouldn’t stop you from buying one!

Where can a Double Bit Axe be used for?

The double bit axe is really a versatile axe due is length and weight. To give you an idea:

  • Cutting Lumber
    You can use it for cutting lumber. Because of the two sides, you can use one for the more obtuse angle and the other for the thinner angles.
  • Chopping firewood
    While this might not the best choice for splitting firewood, the heavier head gives it enough force for a quick an accurate cut.
  • Shaping Wood
    The double bit axe is also commonly used for making furniture or an art craft. The sharpness of the blade inflicts minimal damage to the wood while it’s being shaped.
  • Sport
    It’s also used in the woodsman sport. The heavy head of the double bit axe builds up a great amount of power when thrown to the centre of a target.

The Best Doube Bit Axe

Estwing Double Bit Axe – 38 oz

Estwing Double Bit Axe - 38 oz Wood Spitting Tool with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip - EBDBA
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Estwing Double Bit Axe - 38 oz Wood Spitting Tool with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip - EBDBA
  • FORGED STEEL CONSTRUCTION - Maximum strength and durability for a lifetime of hard work
  • OUTDOOR VERSITILITY - Perfect for chopping logs, small trees & branches or splitting firewood & kindling
  • HEAVY DUTY SHEATH - Includes ballistic nylon sheath to protect hand sharpened cutting edge
  • PATENTED SHOCK REDUCTION GRIP - Comfortable, durable & reduces impact vibration by 70%
  • MADE IN THE USA - Our tools are proudly crafted in Rockford, IL using the finest American steel

The Estwing is available in 3 designs, all black, blue and a leather-wrapped handle with black. This is a real sportsmen axe. It has a lightweight design and a shock reduction grip. The Estwing is perfectly balanced and weighted. Perfect for the sportsman, but also a great versatile outdoor axe for chopping logs, small trees and splitting small firewood.

Marbles Outdoors Knives 700DB Double Bit Axe

A tiny double bit axe, the total length of this axe is 14.5 inches. So we could also call it a double bit hatchet… It is a decent axe, you might need to sharpen the edge a bit when you receive it. This is the type of axe you keep in your jeep for just in case or take with you on an occasional hiking trip.

Council Tool Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe

Council Tool Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe
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Council Tool Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe
  • Double Bit 32° and 25°
  • American Hickory Handle
  • 5160 Steel
  • Pre-Hanging Handle Length 16" Actual Post-Hanging Length +/-15.5"

The Council is also a small double bit axe with a handle length of 16″. This premium axe is beautifully crafted and extremely durable. The size of the axe and the multifunctional design made this model an perfect axe for carrying in a saddle bag.

The left blade on has an extremely sharp 25-degree flat grind for cutting, saving and carving. The right blade has a robust 32-degree flat grind for splitting and heavier jobs. This make is a very well designed and useful axe which is easy to carry on a hiking trip.

Condor Double Bit Michigan Axe

Condor Tool & Knife, Double Bit Michigan, American Hickory Handle with Swivel Belt Loop Sheath
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Condor Tool & Knife, Double Bit Michigan, American Hickory Handle with Swivel Belt Loop Sheath
  • Blade length: 7in x 4in, overall length: 26in
  • Constructed of 1045 high carbon steel, this Axe head is heat treated and annealed to 40-45 Rockwell C
  • Coated in the condor classic finish giving it an enhanced look to an already well made tool
  • The classic series is a hit with historical camping fans, Mountain men, and colonial period War reenactors
  • The American hickory handles are used in all condor axes and are selected for proper grain orientation

A decent well made double bit axe. With a length around the 26 inches is it perfect for some modest chopping. The hickory handle is great, the grain is perfectly aligned. For the price a pretty fine axe!

Best Double Bit Axe Compared

Below you will find all the double bix axes compared with the important details listed.

Estwing Double Bit Axe - 38 oz Wood Spitting Tool with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip - EBDBA
Marbles Outdoors Knives 700DB Double Bit Axe with American Hickory Handles
Council Tool Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe
Condor Tool & Knife, Double Bit Michigan, American Hickory Handle with Swivel Belt Loop Sheath
Title
Estwing Double Bit Axe - 38 oz Wood Spitting Tool with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip - EBDBA
Marbles Outdoors Knives 700DB Double Bit Axe with American Hickory Handles
Council Tool Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe
Condor Tool & Knife, Double Bit Michigan, American Hickory Handle with Swivel Belt Loop Sheath
Length
17 in.
14 in
16 in
26 in
Total weigth
2 lb
1.4 lb
3.7 lb
2.4 lb
Handle material
Solid America Steel
Hickory
Hickory
Hickory
Head weight
-
-
2 lb
1.7 lb
Head material
Solid America Steel
High carbon steel
5160 Steel
1045 HIGH CARBON STEEL
Blade guard
Blade guard material
Nylon
-
Leather
Leathter
Price
$31.44
$33.95
$139.89
$76.48
Estwing Double Bit Axe - 38 oz Wood Spitting Tool with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip - EBDBA
Title
Estwing Double Bit Axe - 38 oz Wood Spitting Tool with Forged Steel Construction & Shock Reduction Grip - EBDBA
Length
17 in.
Total weigth
2 lb
Handle material
Solid America Steel
Head weight
-
Head material
Solid America Steel
Blade guard
Blade guard material
Nylon
Price
$31.44
Marbles Outdoors Knives 700DB Double Bit Axe with American Hickory Handles
Title
Marbles Outdoors Knives 700DB Double Bit Axe with American Hickory Handles
Length
14 in
Total weigth
1.4 lb
Handle material
Hickory
Head weight
-
Head material
High carbon steel
Blade guard
Blade guard material
-
Price
$33.95
Council Tool Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe
Title
Council Tool Velvicut Premium Saddle Axe
Length
16 in
Total weigth
3.7 lb
Handle material
Hickory
Head weight
2 lb
Head material
5160 Steel
Blade guard
Blade guard material
Leather
Price
$139.89
Condor Tool & Knife, Double Bit Michigan, American Hickory Handle with Swivel Belt Loop Sheath
Title
Condor Tool & Knife, Double Bit Michigan, American Hickory Handle with Swivel Belt Loop Sheath
Length
26 in
Total weigth
2.4 lb
Handle material
Hickory
Head weight
1.7 lb
Head material
1045 HIGH CARBON STEEL
Blade guard
Blade guard material
Leathter
Price
$76.48

1 Comment

  • JoleenJuicy July 30, 2018 5:24 pm

    Hi. thanks for the great write up!

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