Gransfors Bruks Swedish Broad Axe.
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.