The axe pommel god of war is a powerful artifact that was once used by the ancient Greeks to channel the power of their gods. It is said to be able to grant its wielder immense strength and power, as well as the ability to control the elements.
The axe pommel god of war was last seen in the hands of the Spartan king Leonidas, who used it to defeat the Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae.
A small version of the Scandinavian Forest Axe. 19″ handle and 1 1/2 lb. head. Due to high demand, some styles of Gransfors Bruks hand-forged axes may be back-ordered. A note regarding Axe Handles: It is important to keep your axe handle well protected from the effects of moisture, excessive dryness and temperature extremes.
Routine axe handle maintenance should include periodic use of any product marked suitable for unconditioned wood. Howard’s Feed N Wax, (a mix of beeswax and orange oil), Boiled Linseed Oil, even traditional Paste Wax, are excellent products with which to treat your axe handle.
These products are not expensive and routinely available at most hardware stores. Periodically conditioning your axe handle will significantly negate any opportunity for the wood grain to contract. Such contraction when left unchecked, allows an axe head to become loose on its handle.
Should you notice your axe head seeming loose without apparent cause, soaking the entire head overnight in Boiled Linseed Oil, will in most cases allow the wood grain inside the eye fitting to hydrate and expand.
This should provide a long-lasting solution. Axe handles are a natural material and may vary in color.
In this case you get what you pay for. This axe isn’t cheap, but this axe isn’t cheap. I’m not sure for the money you can find a better all-around axe. Buy once, cry once. I’m very confident this axe will last my lifetime and will be past down to a surviving family member.
And, getting it from Appalachian Outfitters makes it even better. I’m so glad I found this company during my search. I’ll keep coming back for more. They have competitive pricing and ship very quickly.
For all who are reading this – please support the ‘small’ guy and stay away from the big box and big online stores whenever possible. If you receive your product in 4 days instead of 2 does it really matter? If you pay a few dollars more to ship it does it really matter? You will do this country a world of good.
I didn’t know anything about Gransfors Bruk until I received an email from Valhalla Pure about their axes. I dropped by the local shop to take a look. I decided on the Small Forest Axe. It’s a nice size, beautifully crafted and well balanced.
It can be used single handed or with both hands and comes razor sharp! I purchased it as a gift for my husband, and he absolutely loves it! I’ve checked out reviews on some of Gransfors Bruk’s other axes.
We will definitely be starting a collection! I think the Outdoor axe and Scandinavian Forest Axe will be next.
I researched this for several weeks before I made the decision on this axe. I had expectations from the reviews and tests that I had seen, but I was blown away at the quality. First thing, the edge is SHAVING sharp.
Not just taking a couple of hairs off, I mean SHARP. The handle is nice and smooth, no varnish, or weird finish. The handle was hung solid, no rocking or play at all. Perfectly contoured and extremely comfortable to use.
Perfect weight and balance for a pack axe. The hand forged head has its blemishes, but it makes it look like its meant to be used. Just like with any new wooden handle it needs some boiled linseed oil ever now and then.
Take it for what you will, but I believe this is the finest axe made in its class.
I bought this a while back but used it for the first time recently. I love it. The handle shape, weight and balance of the blade makes swinging it feel very natural and secure, the blade is sharp and sturdy, and the way the tang protrudes behind the handle means you can use it as a wedge if necessary and strike it with say a big log and not damage the handle.
I even used the back of the blade to hammer in a few plastic stakes in hard ground. The metal is a bit too narrow for this purpose, but it worked. All around, this is a perfect hatchet.
Gransfors Bruk Large Splitting Ax W Cg – Gransfors Bruk Splitting Axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader section pushes apart the wood. The handle has a protective steel collar below the axe head and circular grooves towards the end for an extra firm grip.
There are two models available. Model 441 is a small splitting axe that can be used for medium-sized firewood. It weighs 3. 5 pounds and length with handle is 23 inches. Model 442 is a large splitting axe that can be used for splitting all types of firewood.
It weighs 5 pounds and length with handle is 27. 5 inches. Both model axes are forged and ground to a concave, thin blade at the bit. Sheath is made of vegetable-tanned leather.
The only uncertainty I had before buying was if the length and weight would fit my needs (chopping small to medium logs under an 8 feet patio floor while being 6 feet tall). All good so far. Some early remarks: 1.
It’s awesome craftsmanship (as one expects from Gränsfors Bruks. and quite frankly at that price point!). 2. The bevel design is really ideal to split good chunks with a relatively modest swing of the axe.
For the knotty pieces that resist the first “normal force” swing, the point will have penetrated deep enough for one to complete with a reverse knock without the log flying off mid-way on the way down.
This being said, a very strong blow will usually get through most knotty pieces. 3. The metal guard – which is surprisingly thick – has already sustained several good hits without any dent. 4. as with any other similar tools, rust can appear quickly if one is not careful, and especially when chopping wood in winter, (i.
e. important to remove any trace of ice/snow before putting the leather sheath back on!). Delivery was within reasonable time and price for such heavy package. Will make sure to come back here again for future needs.
But overpriced. Shipment took about a week longer than estimated; package got caught up in customs. The axe itself is excellent: great size for splitting medium and small logs (18-6 inches in diameter).
Used in conjunction with a large splitting axe or maul or around campgrounds, its perfect. Better fit and finish than Muller and Husqvarnas hand-made lineup, both of which blow fiskars and other Home Depot brands out of the water.
I own five hand-forged axes, a couple fiskars axes, a few splitting wedges, and this one is the best quality overall and the most versatile of the splitters. I needed something between a 5lbs splitting axe and a hatchet, and this fit the bill.
Just wish the bill were not literally double what other, slightly less refined hand-forged European axes cost.
This item has an axe head weight of 2 Lbs and a handle length of 26 inches. The axe head is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel in a foundry that has been in operation since 1697. As part of the hand grinding production process, the steel is struck multiple times thereby increasing its density and resulting in more durability of the axe.
The head is constructed in such a way that there is a tempered zone designed to hold a very sharp edge even after many sharpenings. The curved hickory handle is treated with linseed oil. Each axe comes with a traditional leather protective sheath that is embellished with some unique Swedish decorative elements.
I bought this axe to replace an old ‘boys axe’ which was past its useful life. the pricing seemed like a leap of faith, so I suppose my expectations were high as well. while I had looked at this brand in person at rei, I ordered this particular model online from rei.
it arrived and I was impressed by the quality, but the heft of it seemed a bit off, light perhaps against what I was expecting. the head weight is listed as being 2 lbs. I have found it online elsewhere listed at 1.
75 pounds, which is what I would believe not having a means to weigh the head without the handle. (the weight of the axe including handle on my digital kitchen scale is approx 2 lbs, 13 oz. ) so I have recently had a couple of large trees cut down and have been using it to quickly remove branches from larger logs, limbing.
for that it has worked well. I can swing it with one hand and cut a limb about 1 to 1. 5 inches in diameter, usually on the first hit. had concerns it was too small and would bounce off, even when sharp.
but the axe makes good contact and on larger limbs, 4 inches or so in diameter, they require only a few licks to detach. I am a bit concerned with the handle itself as it tapers quite a bit where it enters the axe head.
the axe was sharp out of the box but I did not like the angle, too steep, so I sharpened it with a file more to my liking. so I would probably count this axe as overall of good quality, but a bit short of what I had in mind it would be.
perhaps would be an excellent axe for the RV where you chop a bit of kindling and lighter duty. I would recommend it but say at the same time I kept mine but will probably be buying something a little bigger down the road.
As a sawyer (crosscut, chainsaw), I need a good axe for driving wedges, limbing, and small tree felling. After a half season of use, I am pleased. Out of the box, the bit was finely honed and ready for use and head was well set.
Backcountry Gear did a great job in delivering me a fine product. Not so easy in today’s logistic delays. I recommend this axe and Backcountry Gear.
The head is forged of the perfect swiss steel. Durable, holds an edge a long time. The lighter weight lets you swing it for longer duration with less fatigue. Coupled with the long handle, the result is VELOCITY! It hits hard for being a lighter head, and the weight savings is welcome packing out/in.
Would you want to process a few chords of logs into firewood with this? Probably not, there’s better designed tools for that, but you could! Ive chopped a fallen 18” diameter tree into logs with no problems.
This axe shines at your outdoor shelter when you need to process those ample 4-6” branches you find all over the forest. Quick and easy fuel for your campfire. My handle was of good grain and set properly to the head, no quality issues at all.
And the leather cover works fine for me. This is an heirloom axe you will pass down to your kids. Get a good axe stone and keep the edge sharp and well honed and it will amaze you how well it works. Buy this axe.
“Made in the USA this Estwing E45A 26 inch camper axe is the ideal axe for camping, hunting and farm use. It has a forged steel head with has a bonded and molded Shock Reduction Grip that reduces shock up to 70 percent and will not come off.
The 4″ cutting edge makes deeper faster cuts and easier chopping. Includes a nylon sheath. Ideal camping axe that is lightweight but tough for cutting and chopping small to medium size wood and branches for fire wood.
This is the best axe for all seniors. Light weight, easy to swing. Solid made axe and soft grip handle. I would recommend this fine axe to all senior outdoors men and outdoors woman. The handle is long enough to get both hands on it for a good swing.
Excellent campfire axe. Made in the USA. The riveted nylon sheath protecting the axe head has a sewn strap so it can be worn on a belt. Light weight for back packing trips.
I am a Canadian Canoe Guide in the summer and have led trips in northern Ontario for nearly 20 years. An axe in my pack is always one of my important tools from clearing portages to camp firewood, my axe gets used every day.
I recently switched to an Estwing 26 inch Camper Axe because over the years, my wooden handled axes ended up rotting over time from sitting in water at the bottom of the canoe. The Estwing’s all steel handle is an outstanding design, super durable and is my go-to tool.
The only complaints that I have, is that the head is a bit thin for splitting wood and can bury deep in softer wood, and when the axe is old and worn as mine is, it is hard to see when you put it down in the woods to gather an armload of firewood.
Also I wish it were about 3 inches shorter because when I have it on the side of my pack and I roll my canoe up to my shoulder, the handle catches the gunnel and often bumps up against the inside of the canoe when I carry it.
The first two complaints are easy to remedy by just not using it to split and by putting some bright tape on the handle – mine is a bit worn and all of the blue came off. I recently bought the same exact Estwing for my wife who is also a northwoods canoe guide and she loves it.
She and I have used Gransfors axes for years and she finally retired her shorter handles Gransfors for the Estwing. I would highly recommend this axe for backwoods travel and when I am not on trail, it lives under the seat of my 4×4 – ready for action.
Large felling axe designed for competition and serious chopping. The design of the head is inspired by Australian Racing Pattern Axes, polished and heavy with a convex grind edge. The long and curved handle in American hickory provides maximum speed and force when felling trees.
Features Wooden handle from American hickory, treated with linseed oil The edge needs to be sharpened before use, to user requirement Blade Material Swedish Carbon Steel Steel Hardness 59 HRC Handle Material American Hickory Handle Length 32″/ 81cm Head Weight 2000g (4.
5lbs) Total Weight 2750g (6 lbs) Grind Style Convex grind edge Made in Sweden About Hultafors – Hultafors axes are forged in a 300-year old factory near Norrkoping, Sweden. With a tradition of quality and excellence behind them, each of the 100 000 axes produced by the forge each year are exemplars of some of the finest axes in the world.
Everything Hultafors designs is made with the assistance of professionals who use these tools for their livelihoods, so the axes鈥? utility can be maximized in every task demanded which is demanded of them.
Arvika axe and Norwegian Wood book both arrived in good time, especially considering the current covid lockdown. Very impressed. I love the Arvika, it’s exactly what I was expecting. Nice haft with great grain structure, and the head is fitted nicely.
Once you bring the edge to your desired finish, it’s incredible. I will definitely order from you guys again. Great service all around. Thanks.
Skeleteen Fireman’s Axes are the ideal costume accessory for men women and kids dressing up in Viking warrior costumes, as firemen, or any other costume that requires a lumber jack or axe. The handle has a wooden look to make it appear real but is made of soft sponge for your safety.
It works well for Halloween and for every day dress up. To complete the mens womens and kids Jason Voorhees costume, you would need a mask, green jacket and grey pants. It would look cooler if worn with a chain around the neck.
It can also be used as a cosplay accessory for a costume box at home or in school.
It was a perfect size (small, portable) so I held onto it through the entire party without feeling tired or irritated. It’s made of soft foam so it’s safe for kids (and drunk college students). People took it from me, passed it around and played with it.
Åby Forest Axe from Hultafors has a straigther edge and grinding, and a good finger notch below the head for increased precision. The long, thin ergonomic handle minimizes the weight, at the same time giving you great force when striking.
This axe is perfect for shelter building, processing firewood, and carving as well as precision work. In short, it is your perfect forest companion. The axe is hand forged and made from Swedish quality steel in the forge at Hults Bruk.
The forging tradition goes as far back as 1697, and the steel head is struck 40-60 times to increase density and durability to the head.
The Hultafors Aby axe is a perfect blend of workmanship and design and is a must-own tool for any serious woodsman or homeowner. The 700g (1. 5 lb) head is perfectly balanced with the US sourced and finely hung 61cm (24-inch) hickory handle.
This rather light forged head is easily handled by anyone. The 24″ handle generates ample head speed for cutting and splitting yet allows great control when doing more careful bushcraft work like carving or shaping.
It would also be great for big game butchering use as the Swedish steel head is extremely sharp and easy to maintain. I use a double sided puck stone with 180/600 grit and a leather strop to keep the keen edge sharp and it holds that edge through a long day of work.
I did a paracord wrap on the handle to protect it from overstrikes and also drilled a hole in the handle and added a leather lanyard to make sure I don’t lose the axe when working around water (see photo).
I also lightly sanded the handle with 150 grit sandpaper, and put 3 more coats of boiled linseed oil on it until it wouldn’t take any more oil. It is now what I consider to be the perfect light woodsmanship axe with a price point that makes it perhaps the best value in its class.
Kent of Inglewood shipped my axe the same day. As a US buyer I was concerned about the International DHL shipping, but I literally got my axe in only two days which was a day earlier than anticipated.
If you need a medium forest axe you can’t go wrong buying the Hultafors Aby from Kent of Inglewood. I just can’t say enough positives about the axe quality and the buying experience. You will be delighted.
First of all, the fit and finish of this axe is beautiful. Quickly after unboxing, I shaved off a few too many arm hairs testing the edge. Although I did expect it to be razor sharp, it still surprised me just how sharp it was.
I just returned from an 8 day canoe trip at Murtle lake in British Columbia. I used this axe extensively everyday on the trip. There was supposed to be some fire wood provided at the sites so I thought I would only have to split wood.
It turned out that the wood was provided as 8′ – 12′ logs varying in diameter up to 10 inches. I did not bring a buck saw as this was not expected, so I had to use the axe to chop the logs into useable sizes.
I have tried this on occasion with cheap hardware store axes and had absolutely no success. But the Abey forest axe bit deep into the grain and made me feel like a real lumber jack. It gave me extra man points with my wife and kids to process such large logs with relative ease and efficiency.
I also used the axe to limb the logs ahead of chopping them which again was no problem. Some of the wood was full of knots which gave me a bit of trouble while splitting them, as they usually do with anything but a maul.
Other than that, the axe split wood effectively. I highly recommend this axe to anyone venturing out into the back country. The size, weight and versatility make this tool worth it’s weight in your pack.
A great axe for lighter work – you could fell a small tree but it is really an incredibly well balanced axe for limbing, splitting logs, shaving (not your beard) and carving. Well balanced for me because it has a relatively long handle compared to the weight of the head.
It comes in a nice box and it’s very sharp. I’m impressed.
Carpenters Axe has a straight edge and thin blade with a low angle 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. 3-1/2″ face 18″ handle 1-1/2 lb head.
Premium quality axes, hand-forged at Grnsfors Bruks, a family owned forge in a small town in Sweden. As a matter of pride, when the smith is finished and satisfied with his work he marks the head with his initials beside the companys crown label.
Each axe is sharp and ready to cut, has a hickory handle and leather sheath.
The Scandinavian Forest Axe, the Wildlife Hatchet and the Small Forest Axe are the three most popular axes made by Gransfors. The Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe is an excellent tool for felling and for limbing larger trees.
The long handle and the relatively heavy head enable a very powerful stroke. The forests of Scandinavia feature many evergreens, and this axe’s thin, sharp, curved bit is particularly adapted to fresh, resinous pine and spruce.
The Scandinavian Forest Axe is also a useful tool when building with logs. The 2 pound head (0. 9 kg) has a 3. 5 inch (9 cm) face and curved bit, and the handle is 25 inches (63 cm) of prime hickory.
Sheath included. All Gransfors Axes come with the AXE BOOK and a 20 year guarantee.
I really enjoyed the review videos that were done for each of the products I was looking to buy. They were educational and helped give an idea of what each axe would look and feel like in hand. The product was of the highest quality with a razor sharp edge which is to be expected from Gransfors Bruks.
I also appreciated the attention to detail in regard to the packaging of the axe with ample bubble wrap to keep the axe edge from bumping up against the sheath and potentially damaging the edge. Great purchase, great company.
You’re likely here because you’ve heard the rumours, watched a few YouTube videos or have a crazy uncle that has gifted you a Scandinavian Forest Axe or Small Forest Axe. Well, you know – knowledge of this axe is of phenomenal benefit.
Keep researching as this axe really is an amazing product and the internet doesn’t lie. Its perfectly balanced, unbelievably crafted and backed by a 20 year guarantee. Gransfors says this is for limbing – but in reality it can take down and/or split a young forest.
I’ve split, chopped and played with 6-8″ diametre trunks while camping. For me the real difference between the need for the Scandinavian Forest Axe (3. 5″ face, 25″ handle + 2. 6 lb weight) and the Small Forest Axe (3.
25″ face, 19″ handle + 2 lb head) is the individual’s height. Both are very similar and unbelievably well made. And if a Zombie Apocalypse occurred tomorrow – you’d not be disappointed by a Gransfors Bruks Forest Axe as your main defense.
Give one of these a little love and it will become a family heirloom.
Received my Scandinavian forest Axe today and could not be happier. Great Product in New condition. Excellent Price, free and fast shipping !!! The Guys at Appalachian Outfitters did a great job. I love Gransfors products and AO has most of the models and all at great prices.
Many more transactions here in my future. Thanks!!.
The handle on Gränsfors Bruk’s axes was designed by Hans Erik Persson. Old traditions have been embraced and adapted to the demands of today’s users. The ergonomic shape provides a steady, comfortable grip on the handle, even at arm’s length.
Gränsfors Bruk’s handle is made from hickory, the perfect wood because it is both strong and flexible, with long, parallel fibres. This increases the life of the handle and thus helps reduce consumption of nature’s resources.
The wood is dried before turning. This is so that the wood will not dry out any further and shrink, once the axe head has been set on the handle. One of the most common causes of an axe head coming loose from its handle is that a green, undried handle has been used, which then dries out, shrinks and comes loose.
In order to further improve the quality of the handle, it is soaked in hot linseed oil. The handle is then treated with beeswax to make it more resistant to dirt and water.
Appalachian Outfitters possessed one of the few remaining replacement axe handles in a worldwide shortage. They did not inflate their prices and shipped it swiftly. UPS slipped it over my patio wall and I installed it yesterday with the wedge and pin supplied as well as a rubber mallet, linseed oil, melted beeswax, a Dremel cutting blade, and the wisdom of YouTube expertise of “JW9422.
” Hickory wooden handles are preferred for such hard-hitting tools as axes and splitting mauls. Appalachian Outfitters sent me their best. A family-member or dear friend will inherit this fine axe with its new handle and warm their hearth and home for generations to come.
After defeating the great Olympian gods, Kratos swims through the shores of Midgard as he ducks and weaves, axe in hand to challenge the Norse deities. Some might say he’s at his beak performance whilst in his rubber duck form! Coming boxed in an awesome displayable ‘God of War’ tub display stand, this one of a kind collectible is great for fans of the series to stock up on! Official God of War merchandise Designed and engineered by Numskull Designs.
TUBBZ – your favourite video game, movie, TV show, and comic book characters come to life as cosplaying ducks. Collect them all – 2 to collect in the God of War Tubbz range. Display box – comes in a collector’s bathtub display box, featuring the God of War logo and the ability to stack on top of other Tubbz.
Premium collectibles – highly detailed features and made from high quality PVC. Approximately 9cm (3. 54”) tall when outside of tub display stand (some may vary).
The rubber duck looks exactly like Kratos. It has his beard, his angry look, his war paint, his armor, his bald head, and his axe. Everything about this duck is awesome. Whoever the artist that sculpted this duck is a terrific genius.
Please pay with STRIPE. Our prefered payment provider. Sure to garner a lot of attention when on display in your home, the BladesUSA Fantasy Medieval Battle Axe with Display Plaque (model HK-079A) has a dual headed axe is made in the fashion typically associated with a fantasy-themed battle axe — though it is smaller in stature and made to hold effectively in one hand.
The axe-head is double-bladed, with twin blades extending out of either side of the haft in a fairly typical crescent-blade design. The cap of the haft is set with a four-flanged topper, designed for extra weight and design.
The haft is near equal parts stainless steel and black finish, with two bands of spike-studded steel as decoration, while the wire-wrapped grip provides all the leverage and security needed for holding the weapon.
This two-bladed axe comes complete with a display plaque. The axe measures 21-inches overall.
Since it’s for display, the solidity of this ax isn’t super critical. That said, the display mount was scuffed, and with just a small amount of force in the air, the top broke off of the ax. It was easily fixed with super glue, but not what I would expect in quality for the price or with 5 star reviews.
Made extremely well! Heavy and has great adorned wood, the double axe blades are razor sharp and the handle is nice for a grip. I might wrap some leather around it, but it looks great and would do some serious damage.
The fine craftsmanship and unparalleled versatility of this handforged steel Bruks Axe are the result of a collaboration with Swedish survival expert Lars Felt. Handforged steel. Hickory handle. Lightweight and compact.
This tool is excellent for splitting wood, limbing trees or even using as a large knife. Sturdy hickory handle protected by a steel collar. Heavy, elongated head makes it sturdy enough to fell a tree.
Handforged from fine-quality steel by expert Swedish smiths. Made in Sweden.
1st and foremost John at NRO is a rockstar. Very helpful and cares about the customer. To me that goes as far as the products one sells. So, the GB Outdoor Axe. Let’s deal with the elephant in the room.
Yes, it is pricey. but this is a hand forged heirloom quality tool that will last many many years with proper maintenance. That means not leaving it out in the rain for a year or longer, and that means treating the handle with boiled linseed oil periodically(I also treat the handle with Obenauf’s Heavy Duty LP as a finish coat on top of the periodic boiled linseed oil applications.
) I also carry a small tin of Obenaufs LP in the field when on extended trips to coat the axe head because it is carbon steel. If wet for prolonged periods just like any carbon steel tool such as a knife it can and will rust.
The mask is a quality leather, well made mask that I also treat with Obenauf’s HD LP. The axe is very light, I weighed it at 1. 25lbs on my scale with the mask. The axe head has more of a wedge type angle as compared to say the GB hatchet so it splits well above its weight.
I am quite impressed and to add to it’s splitting capabilities it is also a phenonenal chopper. There are limitations obviously due to the size but for what it is if you are looking for a camp axe/hatchet that won’t beat ya up on the packweight this is a phenomenal choice.
The attention to detail in regards to craftmanship is spot on. Then take into consideration the smith’s initials are are pressed into the axe head. Reminds me of my Hilleberg tents where the maker puts their name on a tag in the tent.
This is a high level of maker accountability and a sign of quality as far as I am concerned. would you put your name on a sub par product? The design of the axe and size also gives one a great deal of ability to use the axe for wood working as you can hold the axe similar to that of an ulu style knife.
It will also work for game processing should that need arise. The edge came shaving sharp so no need to do anything on my end as far as that goes. I am one who believes in stropping in the field to stay on top of my edged tools whether that be my 3v knife or my axes.
If ya do this the amount of sharpening one needs to do is minimal if any barring something unexpected happening. Just get into a habit of when ya use a tool whether that be an axe or a knife, strop it at the end of the day before ya put it up.
It only takes a few minutes and will keep ya from having to get on the stones as much. There is a small steel collar under the head that affords a little protection in the area of overstrike should that occur.
I personally split wood in a manner in which I rest the axe head edge on the log and run the log parallel with the handle so the possibility of overstrike is minimized. I’m not gonna get too far into this technique but it is easily researched on the web.
It also minimizes the potential for injury substantially. In closing I am gonna simply say this is a great little axe and excels when used in a system with a folding saw and a knife. I highly recommend it if you are willing to drop the coin.
Let’s be honest, many of us have no problem paying a premium for a knife so. If I had it to do over I would purchase it a 2nd time without hesitation and would make that purchase fron NRO. It a worthy investment for me.
I use and rely on my tools when in the wilderness for extended periods solo. and this is one tool I am proud to own. Keep on keepin on folks, and most of all be well. -Loco Raindrops.
I realize now that I am not a real axe/hatchet kind of guy. I have split a lot of wood with mauls and kept a dull Estwing in the camp kit and used them regularly in the field for kindling and firewood but this little baby is different animal.
I “needed” one because I saw some fancy folks with them on youtube. When I took the sheath off I cut myself almost immediately and didn’t even know it till I saw the blood. I have a crazy respect for this thing and possibly some fear as I find myself jumping awake each night after dreaming of my fingers lying on the chopping block and stumps on my hands where they used to be.
Perhaps a saw would be safer and lighter but I am going to keep her and get to know her better before I give up. Besides the price is going up fast so I feel like I got a deal and I am a sucker for a good deal even if it helps me maim myself.
Size wise I would relate this to a carpenters framing hammer with a serious compact blade on it. If you have any experience framing with a hammer then you should be ok. If you have ever hit your thumb with a framing hammer then you will hopefully have the awareness to keep your digits.
Do not buy this for an accident prone family member. It is razor sharp and can shave with it from the factory. I did.
Includes 1 plastic axe prop Made of moulded plastic, each axe features the dual convex “crescent moon” axe blades now commonly associated with the grimmest job of the Dark Ages. Axe head is dulled for safety and attaches easily to the handle.
Approximately 1. 2m long when assembled. Recommended for 8+ years.
So, about the most positive things one can say about this axe is that it absolutely looks like an axe. Other than that, it just falls flat. I know there are a lot of positive reviews, but after using this I can tell you that the one I purchased is very soft and not just dulls easily, the edge rolls easily, too.
On the bright side, it isn’t hard enough to chip, so you won’t lose material that way. You will, however, lose material through constant sharpening in order to get any sort of work done. It’s a real shame because I spent a fair amount of time working on the handle, which came out very nice.
The handle is now worthy of a quality axe head, unfortunately, this one isn’t it. If you’re going to use this for serious work, or if you just want to avoid frustration, pass this one by and purchased a better quality one.
This is like a cast iron anvil. It looks like an anvil, but it isn’t really an anvil. This looks like an axe, but it really isn’t one.
I purchased this hand Axe after reading a very positive on YouTube channel Wranglestar. The handle is a good, straight grained hickory. It has three grip points: at the end, midpoint and just behind the Axe head.
The head is made of good steel that takes and keeps a sharp edge. I chose to remove the varnish or poly coating from the handle. Then I applied boiled linseed oil, 1X a day for a week. In addition I worked a bit on the edge, thinning and sharpening it.
This isn’t necessary. But the result was a sharper, easier, better cutting edge IMO. I use it to split firewood and kindling for our fireplace insert. It does a great job. And it cuts! I handle with care.
The Hunter’s Axe is specially made for hunters. The Poll is forged thinner than normal and gently rounded and burnished to a Flay Poll to be used when skinning an animal. Besides that the axe is good for chopping, in wood as well as meat and bones.
All handles are made of selected high quality (prima) American hickory. Gränsfors Bruks axe handles are soaked in hot linseed oil and dripped dry. They are then covered with beeswax to help keep the dirt off.
The grip of the handle has circular grooves which gives a steady grip even if your hands are wet or sticky. This axe has received, as the first and only axe in Sweden, a design award from The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.
The axe has a 3 1/4″ face and a 19″ hickory handle and the head weighs 1 1/2 lb. It comes with a grain-leather sheath.
Waited more than a year (since July 2021) for Gransfors Bruk to start producing this axe again – it was WELL worth the wait. Great well-balanced heft and obvious high quality craftsmanship. Caribou Gear stayed on top of my backorder, constantly following up with the US supplier & keeping me informed.
Will finally use it on my NM elk hunt end of Oct. Looking forward to see how the rounded ‘flay poll’ aids in skinning the animal.
It’s a beautiful axe with all the quality you would expect from Gransfor Bruk. I bought it for use in my Land Rover Series and hope to use it in the Autumn when I head out camping and fishing. Pleased this store stocks them over here in the USA.
Really like this little axe. It is light enough to pack easily in backpack or on the belt but big enough to get 2 hands on for some serious chopping. Came to me in perfect condition. best finish on the edge of any axe I have ever purchased.
Used it last weekend on a backpack trip. We camped where the only wood available was some dried oak. it was rock hard and yet this little axe and some elbo grease got us enough firewood to cook supper.
Chopping and batton splitting 4-6 inch dried oak. now thats something!.
Tomahawk axeNylon Vinyl Shock Reduction Grip#174; with leather grip16. 25 overall length27 ozAmerican-made Leather Black Eagle Tomahawk Axe is designed for sportsmen and military professionals. The lightweight design makes it easy to carry and with Estwing’s Shock Reduction Grip for comfort and durability.
The Leather Black Eagle Tomahawk isperfectly balanced and weighted, and made to last, with a genuine leather grip. American forged in one piece out of genuine American steel.
Like all Estwing products, this tomahawk/axe/hatchet is premium, made in U. S. A. top quality, on par with their legendary hammers and general purpose axes. While suitable for light woodsman/camping chores, this is in all reality a serious weapon – the sharp, 2 1/2″ cutting edge is upswept and the poll is a tapered point “skull punch”.
it is a full tang, forged (no welds) carbon steel implement – this is a fighting tomahawk, no holds barred, period, full stop. It goes in your car alongside your seat (better have a concealed carry permit – you can’t explain this baby away like you could a T-ball bat, fish billy, or camper’s hatchet!) or in your bug-out bag.
It is well-balanced (not too light, not too heavy) and probably could be thrown, but this could put the excellent rubber handle in danger of being damaged – don’t think Estwing intended it to be a throwing tomahawk.
I don’t intend to try throwing it as it is too nice a tool to put to this abuse. Comes with a very robust, riveted semi-stiff woven nylon sheath; two snaps secure the two retaining straps – undoing the snaps allows the tomahawk to be quickly deployed from the bottom of the sheath, vice the usual method of drawing it out head-first from the top.
I would like to see Estwing make a similar model with a hammer poll, vice the skull punch; this would add additional utility and make it less “aggressive looking” to LE personnel – if you had this in your car and were good with words, you might argue it was a “lightweight carpenter’s axe” because of the hammer poll.
A small diameter (3/4″) hammer poll would be just as devastating in a strike as a pointed poll, plus is less visually “threatening” and has more utility in a survival role. Also, Estwing should make the sheath Molle compatible so it could be attached to a military-style backpack; as issued, the sheath has a simple belt loop for attaching the tomahawk to a belt.
Bottom line, this thing is hands down more lethal and durable than any of the Chinese versions you see on the Internet. If they had this around when Hawkeye was busting brush with the Last of the Mohicans, this is the tomahawk he would have carried.
It’s pricey (close to $40 at Home Depot), but if you look, you can find good deals on Ebay. Highly recommend this tomahawk – I bought two.
You want a tomahawk that won’t break after messing about with it for 10 minutes? This beast is the answer. It’s forged from a single piece of 1055 high carbon steel. This particular model has a nice anti-glare all black finish.
Ideal for night raids on trenches. It’s blade side offers incredible cutting power and won’t chip or crack, it’s pointed side offers incredible penetration. Whether you’re taking out pesky trees in your back garden or you get into cbq in claustrophobic environments often and you want an edge, this is the way to go.
Take a swing at scaring people with this Bloody Axe! This plastic weapon features a classic silver blade covered in red splatter for a crazily creepy look. Perfect for horror movie villains fairytale bad guys and more this Bloody Axe with its long faux wood handle makes chopping easy.
Bloody Axe product details: 6in wide x 23in long Plastic.
Model 434-1These professional axes are ideal for felling trees and sectioning logs. Handle is made of American Hickory, and the head is hand-forged out of a single piece of steel and carefully tempered and sharpened.
I bought this to take some stumps up in the back yard and chopping wood. Eventually I’d like to drop some trees with it. The quality of craftsmanship on this axe is exactly what I expected, and then some.
I knew W*****t wasn’t where I wanted to go for something I wanted to have for many years to come. It even comes with a 20 year warranty. They want you to use it before sending in the card. It’s winter here and I haven’t had a lot of time with it, but I definitely made the right choice.
It also came with a 35 page guide called The Axe Book. It’s loaded with information. You can be positive you made the right choice when you buy this axe, along with anything from Lamnia. This isn’t my first purchase.
This is a stellar axe. I have been using the Scandinavian to cut down trees on my property as a way to get exercise instead of using my chainsaw. Don’t get me wrong I then buck them up with my chain saw.
But I’ve come to enjoy manually felling. This axe is going to be enjoyable to use to do so. It’s always a joy to use well made tools.
The axe pommel god of war is a powerful and feared deity in Norse mythology. He is the son of Odin and the giantess Angrboda, and is the husband of the goddess Freyja. He is often depicted as a large and muscular man, wielding an axe or hammer.
He is known for his great strength and his ability to kill giants. He is also said to be the god of thunder and lighting.
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