WesSpur has brought on the great axes from Gränsfors Bruks. These are quality tools, with unparalleled attention to craftsmanship. These axes have been incredibly popular with WesSpur customers. Each axe is accompanied by the “Axe Book”, and backed by a 20 year guarantee provided the usage guidelines in the book are followed.
Before industrialism axes were forged at many small smith's shops. The form and structure of the axe were decided by the function of the axe, the demands of the user and the craftsmanship of the smith. The axes and the production of axes at the Gränsfors Bruks forge follow the traditions of the small smithy, but has also established five fundamentals to which all the smiths adhere. 1. An axe becomes as good as its smith. 2. Unnecessary stoning, grinding, epoxy fixing, painting and other cosmetics are eliminated. 3. More sensible production demands less natural resources at the same time as the quality and durability of the axe increases. 4. We have an unlimited responsibility for Total Quality. Working conditions, product quality and concern for nature are some of the parts of the Total. 5. High level of knowledge of a product will increase its value. The Gränsfors Bruks “Axe Book” is one such way to spread information.
We are happy to special order any Gränsfors Bruks Axe which you do not see here.
This hatchet is one of the best-selling Gränsfors Bruk's axes. The traditional hand hatchet head is mounted on a longer handle for more power; making this an ideal scouting and camping axe. Carry this hand axe in your backpack for camping and you've got a miniature work horse with a surprising amount of power. The leather sheath which is included covers the edge and top of the poll and protects your camping gear while you're carrying this hatchet in your backpack.
Traditional pattern and poll, with thin blade. The handle is long enough to allow powerful chopping but not too long so it will fit into a rucksack, the back of a car or a boat. Practical for splitting small sticks for the fire or cutting small-diameter limb wood for starter fuel in a fireplace. The axe has a 3 1/4” face and a 19” hickory handle and the head weighs 1 1/2 lb. Comes with grain-leather sheath.
A professional axe for those who want to limb a felled tree in a traditional way. Forged to a thin, curved bit and sharpened to make it suitable for cutting branches in fresh, resinous wood, spruce or pine. The long handle gives extra strength and power to the cut. The axe has a 3 1/2” face and a 25” hickory handle and the head weighs 2 lb. It comes with a grain-leather sheath.
Longer-handled (35 inch), American style felling axe with a heavier head (3.3 lb.) This Axe is a great combination of the Gränsfors Bruks construction and American felling traditions. This is a new item in 2009.
Competition axe throwers and axe enthusiasts alike will appreciate the balance and craftsmanship of this double-bit throwing axe from Gränsfors Bruks. The 29” hickory handle is well-positioned in the 3 lb head so that the axe is beautifully-balanced and rotates correctly in flight. 6” faces on the axe head, 4.5 lb total weight. Includes two grain leather sheathes.
Designed for splitting wood. The axe head is quite heavy with forged cheeks on both sides of the blade, “splitting wedge shaped crests” which power apart the grain of the wood. A Splitting Axe does not just have to slice into the wood, the thick axe blade also pushes apart the wood. The poll of this axe, like the poll on most axes, is definitely not designed for heavy pounding on a wedge. The axe has a 3” face and a 27” hickory handle and the head weighs 3 1/2 lb.
Designed for splitting apart large chunks of wood. The Maul’s head is heavier and the cheek flare far wider behind the cutting edge compared with the Splitting Axes. The poll is designed for pounding on a splitting wedge. The axe has a 2 1/2” face and a 31” hickory handle and the head weighs 5 1/2 lb.
A perfect mini-hatchet for quick, small cuts, camping, and general utility. Backpacker’s dream.
This award-winning axe is specially made for the hunter! The poll is forged thinner than normal and gently rounded and burnished to a flay poll, great for use when skinning an animal. This versatile axe is great for chopping wood as well as meat. The grip of the handle has circular grooves, which gives a steady grip even if your hands are wet or sticky.
3 1/4" face, 19" hickory handle, head weighs 1 1/2 lb. Comes with a grain-leather sheath.
These axes have a straight edge and thin blade with low angle of the bevel face, suited for work in dry wood. The forged inward curve from the heel to the lip of the head allows your hand to grip almost straight above the center of the edge. This, and the long straight cutting edge, gives rigidity, stability, and control when cutting. Functions like a good heavy knife. The axe poll is ground and can be used as a hammer. The head weighs 11/2 lb. and has a 3 1/2” face. The axe has an 18” hickory handle and a grain-leather sheath.
Forged steel wedge. Twisted for maximum splitting. The poll has ground edges. The wedge has a 1 3/4” face, weighs 4 lb.
All Gränsfors Bruks axes are supplied with leather blade covers, but you may also purchase additional or replacement covers here. Sold individually.
The Axe Book comes with each axe purchased and can be ordered separately. Contains 36 pages of info on choosing, using, and the crafting of axes. This book can be viewed on your computer in PDF format, courtesy of Gränsfors Bruks here.