Gränsfors Bruks Axes

Gränsfors Bruks has committed over 100 years to manufacturing and developing axes. Every axe is specifically designed to meet a particular function, with a tireless focus on high quality and area of use. A considerable amount of effort has also been put into producing axes with sound green credentials, avoiding any unnecessary consumption of natural resources.

Gränsfors Bruks axes are divided into five different categories, based on their specific areas of use. The five categories are: Forest Axes, Splitting Axes, Log-building and Carpentry Tools, Double Bit Axes and Ancient Axes.

Availability of axes can vary depending on time of year so feel free to call us at 724-962-4561 or email to check current inventory and prices. Images used in photos are stock images and as such crafters initials may vary as well as the color of the wooden handle.

Forest Axes

small forest axe 420

Small Forest Axe 420

The Gränsfors Small Forest Axe has a larger head and a longer handle than the Wildlife Hatchet and therefore provides more chopping power. However, it is still small enough to fit into a rucksack.

Length: 19” (With Handle)
Weight: 2 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather

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small hatchet 410

Small Hatchet 410

The Gränsfors Small Hatchet is the lightest of all the axes from Gränsfors Bruks, making it perfect for hiking, when every kilo counts. The axe is excellent for limbing and splitting firewood, despite its diminutive size.

Length: 10” (With Handle)
Weight: 0.7 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather

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hand hatchet 413

Hand Hatchet 413

The distinguishing feature of the Gränsfors Hand Hatchet is its short handle relative to the size of its head. It is extremely practical to carry in your rucksack on forest walks, or to keep in the car as it takes up very little space.

Length: 9.5” (With Handle)
Weight: 1.3 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather

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wildlife hatchet 415

Wildlife Hatchet 415

The Gränsfors Wildlife Hatchet is a traditional scouting and camping axe, with the same head as the Hand Hatchet but on a longer handle. This longer handle lends the axe more power, not least when felling trees.

Length: 13.5” (With Handle)
Weight: 1.3 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather

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hunters axe 418

Hunters Axe 418

The Gränsfors Hunter’s Axe is specially made for the hunter, and is great for chopping wood and meat. The axe has a rounded ‘flay poll’ for use when skinning an animal.

Length: 18” (With Handle)
Weight: 2 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather

scandinavian forest axe

Scandinavian Forest Axe

The Gränsfors Scandinavian Forest Axe is a more professional axe, ideal for felling larger trees and for limbing a felled tree. The axe is forged to a curved bit, making it suitable for cutting into fresh, resinous wood such as spruce or pine.

Length: 25” (With Handle)
Weight: 2.6 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather

Splitting Axe

large splitting axe

Large Splitting Axe

The Gränsfors Large Splitting Axe can be used for splitting all types of firewood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit.

Length: 27.5” (With Handle)
Weight: 5 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather

Log Building and Carpentry Tools

large carving axe

Large Carving Axe

The Gränsfors Large Carving Axe is used for woodworking and shaping wood. The axe has been developed in collaboration with master craftsmen Wille Sundqvist and Onni Linnanheimo, with inspiration from old designs.

Length: 14.5” (With Handle)
Weight: 1 Lbs
Sheath: Vegetable Tanned Leather