Kindling Cracker™ | Free Delivery & 90 Day No-Fuss Returns

"Makes a fiddly job so easy"

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The 3-Step Process

1. Place a piece of firewood inside the ring.

2. Give it a few taps so it sits on the blade unsupported.

3. Take your hand away, then hit the log with your hammer until...

Voilà! You've split your log safely and precisely.

Ditch the axe. You don't need it anymore.

The Kindling Cracker was invented to allow everyone, from children to grandparents, the joy of splitting wood easily and safely.

● An easier wood chopping experience, confirmed by Kindling Cracker™ owners and their reviews.

● Designed to last generations. Made from cast-iron and forged in one go. No welded on parts, so no breakable hinges.

● Can split all kinds of commercially sold firewood, as well as the wood you process yourself at home.

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No Maintenance

Works as intended without regular maintenance. It will still keep cracking.

5 Year Warranty

We know you'll be happy, so here's proof. 5-year warranty and 90-day free returns.


Made from recycled cast iron, and moulded with renewable heat.

Patented design

Ayla's remarkable invention is patented. It's won multiple awards as well.

400+ Five star reviews on Facebook



Introducing Ayla

The Young Inventor

Ayla Hutchinson was only 13 years old when she invented the Kindling Cracker™. Ayla's mother injured her finger while splitting wood with an axe. Ayla became determined to find a safer alternative.

Nordic outdoor living has come to the UK!


The main difference is size. The King model is almost twice the size of the Original and allows you to split taller and wider firewood.

If you buy already split firewood and want to make kindling, go for the Kindling Cracker™ Original.

If you have medium to large firewood, the Kindling Cracker™ King will get the job done.

You can split wood with a diameter of up to 16cm with the Kindling Cracker™ Original.

With the King model you can split wood up to 22.5cm. 

No. The unique wedge design of the Kindling Cracker™ means the blade does not need to be razor sharp to work.

It is easy to sharpen the blade, and some owners decide to do that. If you're an owner who likes to keep their tools fresh, this is how you maintain it:

1. Lay your Kindling Cracker flat and give it a few strokes with a metal file.

2. Keep it covered during rainfall, or keep it inside.

3. If left in the rain by accident, only the paint will be affected. Simply repaint, and it'll be back to normal before you know it.

And that's it. Easy.

Yes. The patent was filed in 2013 and granted in 2022. The patent covers 38 European countries including the UK.

The scope of the patent is extensive. The key elements are the upward facing blade (and even multiple blades) beneath a safety ring/guard in all shapes and sizes.

Any imitation featuring these elements is an illegal copy.

The validated patents serve to protect Ayla's remarkable invention. 

There are also granted patents in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, and Japan.

Yes. Any variety of wood that you can split with an axe can be safely split with a Kindling Cracker. Oak, birch, and ash, are no problem at all.

With harder woods, a few extra whacks will be needed.

We aim to have orders with customers within 1-2 workdays.

You will get delivery details in your confirmation email. We ship from our UK warehouse (near Manchester) using DPD.

We currently offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over £99., which covers all Kindling Crackers™.

Delivery typically takes 1-2 work days. Parcels are sent from our UK warehouse.

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