Gransfors Bruk - Double Bit Throwing Axe
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Due to high demand and supply chain interruptions, Gransfors Bruks is experiencing delays in production which could result in a lead time of up to 6-12 months from the date of ordering. Place your order and reserve yours now! Your credit card won’t be charged until we ship your axe(s). Please note: Orders placed by PayPal will be charged at the time of order. Orders may be canceled at any time. We appreciate your patience. Please reach out to us with any questions.
The Double Bit Competition Throwing Axe is specifically designed for competition target throwing. The faces are 6" and are double sharpened to pierce the target and have excellent grip. The hickory handle is smooth and straight to slide through the hands upon release. The handle is 29" long and the axe comes with two leather sheaths to cover the sharp edges.
Forged from a special Swedish axe steel, the edges are tempered and annealed to the correct toughness. First quality hickory handles. Axeheads 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.
Different models of the double bit axes have been popular in the US since the last quarter of the 19th century because of it's balanced feel and versatility. Typically, one edge was sharpened to a finely honed, narrow "felling edge," while the second was ground slightly blunter, and used for knots and cutting near the ground where a finely sharpened edge was more likely to be damaged. Today, the double bit axe is used as a throwing axe for timber sports. The head weighs 3 lb and the face of the bits are about 6". The throwing axe has a 29" straight hickory handle.
|Head Weight||3 lbs|
Note from the Forge
'“Gränsfors Bruks Aktiebolag is currently experiencing a shortage in axes, hatchets and accessories driven by an unusually high global demand on one side and constraints in the supply chain on the other. The imbalance in demand and delivery capacity is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
The increased demand is not isolated to our industry, and we are experiencing shortages on most of our raw materials. Steel supply is very constrained now and Gränsfors is working closely with our suppliers to secure deliveries of key materials. We have increased our raw material buffers to counter the longer lead times, however on some specifications the lead times are long and uncertain beyond what can be managed with increased buffers alone. The huge global demand for steel has of course also driven up prices, and we are seeing significant price hikes across our raw material spend. While steel is the biggest driver of both supply constraints and cost, the same dynamics can be seen on our other raw materials, e.g. hickory …”
Thank you for your understanding and continued support!”
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