Gransfors Bruk - Splitting Hatchet
The Splitting Hatchet by Gransfors Bruk is the smallest in the line of splitters. It is designed to carry into the woods and use efficiently. The shorter handle allows the user to rotate in a tighter area such as the woods and the weight of the head is still significant enough to split logs with ease. The hickory handle has a protective steel collar near the head and it comes with a grain-leather sheath that protects the sharp edge.
Forged from a special Swedish axe steel, the blades are tempered and annealed to the correct toughness. First quality hickory handles. 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 all the craftsman at work.
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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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