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Gransfors Bruks Axes | Hatchet Ax Reviews

Gransfors Bruks AxeIf you’re looking for an American hand forged axe you’ll probably pay high prices for a custom-made tool, but if you’re in Sweden just stop in at Gransfors Bruks between Gnarp and Bergsjö, about 350 km north of Stockholm. The Gransfors Bruks company began hand forging axes over a hundred years ago, and a small cadre of professional smiths at Gransfors Bruks still does, one axe at a time.

Company History

The Gransfors Axe Forge began operation in Sweden in 1902, supplying axes to individual craftsmen and to professional loggers. When forestry companies became the major customer, axe manufacturers like Gransfors Bruks competed for contracts by supplying tools of consistent quality and appearance. Any sign of hand craftsmanship had to be smoothed out and painted over. In the 1960′s when chainsaws became the industry standard, many axe companies closed for good. Gransfors Bruks survived by making axes fast and cheap and cutting costs, including wages.

In the 1980′s Gransfors Bruks changed, stepping back to older methods and environmentally sound processes and paying their smiths an hourly wage instead of commissions by the piece. Gransfors cut out the paint and the polish, depending on their employees to do good work and be proud of it. The quality of the axes returned to turn-of-the-century standards and production costs dropped, making Gransfors Bruks hand forged axes once again available to the homeowner, farmer and craftsman at a reasonable price.

Products

Gransfors Bruks manufactures many styles of axes, hatchets and splitting tools. Whether you’re a hunter, camper, or log home builder you’ll find the specialty axes you need at Gransfors Bruks. This company also produces a full array of completely functional replica axes in traditional patterns from Northern Europe — bearded axes, broad axes, trade tomahawks, and more, in the styles preferred by frontiersmen of old America, or by Viking raiders. Every hand-forged axe receives a maker’s mark when finished, sporting the initials of the smith who brought the axe through forge and anvil to you.

See all of our Gransfors Bruks reviews below


Carpenter’s Axe by Gransfors Bruks

Wood Carving Construction Square Blade

Carpenter’s Axe by Gransfors Bruks | Wood Carving Construction Square Blade

Timber framers know this tool. If you've tried an axe for chopping joints for log buildings or post-and-beam construction and it didn't work out well, it was probably because you had something else in hand. Only the squared edge of a carpenter's axe will chop a truly flat surface.

The ...





Outdoor Camp Axe by Gransfors Bruks

Camping Ax w/ Flat Poll Hammer & Sheath

Outdoor Camp Axe by Gransfors Bruks | Camping Ax w/ Flat Poll Hammer & Sheath

Although the Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe is a little smaller than the award-winning Hunter's Axe, it's certainly made well enough to do most of the same work. The Outdoor Axe even includes some of the features of the company's best splitting axes. Choose this camp axe if you ...





Gransfors Bruks Splitting Wood Axe, Large

Camp Chopping Ax, Handmade Forged

Gransfors Bruks Splitting Wood Axe, Large | Camp Chopping Ax, Handmade Forged

Many people do enjoy splitting wood for the campfire or the wood stove, and the Gransfors Bruks Large Splitting Axe makes that warming chore go well. Ordinary chopping axes work fairly well for some types of wood but just bury themselves in others. This special axe blasts through.

The difference between ...





Gransfors Bruks Splitting Maul Axe

Sledgehammer & Firewood Chopping Ax w/ Hickory Wood Handle

Gransfors Bruks Splitting Maul Axe | Sledgehammer & Firewood Chopping Ax w/ Hickory Wood Handle

Park the noisy gas-powered hydraulic log splitter in the barn, and get out the Gransfors Bruks splitting maul instead. Splitting wood by hand is fun, excellent exercise, and faster than splitting with a machine. Don't forget the steel wedges for the tough blocks.

Even a cheap splitting maul can handle ...





Gransfors Bruks Axe Book

Crafting Tools Instruction Manual and Help

Gransfors Bruks Axe Book | Crafting Tools Instruction Manual and Help

The Axe Book, produced by Gransfors Bruks, gives new axe owners a leg up on the old craft of axemanship as well as several other basic living skills which are becoming increasingly rare in the modern urban world. At the Gransfors Bruks facility in Sweden, modern craftsmen hand forge today's ...





Wood Carving Axe Tool by Gransfors Bruks

Curved Handle, Swedish Design

Wood Carving Axe Tool by Gransfors Bruks | Curved Handle, Swedish Design

When craftsmen of today try to recreate the work of previous generations, there's a good chance they'll just end up wondering how those old-timers did that. Modern tools were designed for modern materials and often don't fare well on traditional challenges. The Gransfors Bruks Swedish Carving Axe is one ...





Gransfors Bruks Small Hatchet w/ Hickory Handle

Mini Wood Axe Tomahawk

Gransfors Bruks Small Hatchet w/ Hickory Handle | Mini Wood Axe Tomahawk

The Mini Hatchet from Gransfors Bruks qualifies as the sporting blade you didn't know you need. Carrying the belt axe or tomahawk is an option many people don't even think about today, but it used to be standard equipment on the frontier. Lennart Pettersson, one of the smiths at the ...





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