Gransfors Bruks Swedish Broad Axe.
We do apologize but these are currently on backorder from Gransfors Bruk. As of January 2018, all orders for the Swedish Broad Axe are estimated to ship in the Fall of 2018. We are accepting orders to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Gransfors axes are the finest axes available in the world today! Each axe is hand-forged by a professional smith in Sweden. The 110 year old family owned business has only 23 employees and you'll find a smith's initials on the head of each finished axe. Forged from a special Swedish axe steel, the blades are tempered and annealed to the correct toughness. The handles are made of first quality American Hickory, and the axe heads are oiled and protected by a grain-leather sheath. Each axe comes with a book that describes maintenance and use in detail, along with photos of the craftsman at work.
Based on old Swedish logging techniques for squaring logs and structural timbers. There is a sufficient space between the "blade's beard" and the handle for the user's fingers. Straight handle and a double bevel.