The World's Safest Wood Chopper
With a Kindling Cracker, you will only ever need another piece of wood or a hammer to strike the wood, both are blunt instruments and it's a lot safer for your fingers.
This makes it the safest way in the world for you to cut kindling, and you will be impressed with how much easier it is to cut kindling too.
A Kindling Cracker is a fantastic accessory for every log fire, pizza oven, brazier or chip heater, and they are brilliant to have at any camp site or cabin to start those outdoor fires too..
The Kindling Cracker is made in an Australian foundry. It consists of one solid piece of high-quality cast iron, so it's something that your grandkids' grandkids will use to split their own kindling, if cared for and used correctly.
The only maintenance it needs is a bit of brushing off and maybe a touch of paint from time to time to look like new for generations.
The simple, safe and easy-to-use design that began as a school science project has become a perennial award winner, from science fairs in New Zealand to regional and international recognition from Scientific American, International TeenBusiness, Google and more.
Kindling Cracker King
A new, bigger and cooler version of the Kingling Cracker is on the way.
It’s the safest and easiest way to split even larger wood into kindling.
Ayla wanted their new design to be built for the same purpose, but also have great feel and look, so who better to ask for some help with the design coverings than the Weta Workshop? We bet many of you would have heard of them, as they are well known around the world for all their amazing film designs, costumes, creatures, props and weapons, etc. Their creations have been used for the likes of the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avatar, and many more.
Richard Taylor and his amazing team jumped at the challenge and blew her away with their concepts. Their attention to detail is out of this world! After the Weta Workshop did their magic on the product, we needed to send the design to our friends at Intercast and Forge (which is the Australian foundry we teamed up with to make Ayla’s product) The team at Intercast spent weeks tweaking the design to make sure it would work perfectly with the equipment they use, the result was exactly what we were hoping for.... it’s an amazing thing when Art meets Engineering.
Kindling Cracker & Kindling Cracker King
Quality, Premium Build
It consists of one solid piece of high-quality cast iron, so it's something that your grandkids' grandkids will use to split their own kindling, if cared for and used correctly.
Safe and Easy to Use
There is no need to swing a sharp axe blade dangerously close to your hands. It's the perfect companion for your backyard stack of firewood, creating perfect kindling for your fireplace, fire pit, pizza oven, sauna, barbecue or smoker.
New Zealand Designed & Australian Made
We are proud to say that the Kindling Cracker was invented in New Zealand and made in Australia to ensure the highest quality possible.
The Kindling Cracker started out as a school science project by Ayla Hutchinson at the age of 13. She’s 17 years old now and lives in Taranaki, one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. If you don't know where New Zealand is, it’s close to Antarctica and part of Australasia in the Southern hemisphere.
She enjoys playing netball and basketball, hanging out with family and friends and enjoying nature.
Although New Zealand is a tropical area, it can get VERY cold in the winter. Taranaki is the name for our mountain and our region. When Taranaki is covered in snow, it is time to light the fires. When you are cold, you can never get the fire going fast enough. Lots of little kindling helps fires to start quickly and this is why she invented the Kindling Cracker (that, and to make sure her mum kept all of her fingers and limbs intact!).
The Kindling Cracker started out as a school science project at the age of 13 and it is now sold all around the world with the help of Ayla’s amazing family and some really cool distributors.
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