Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet sets the standard for all hatchets

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Amazon Price: $164.49 (as of December 17, 2017 9:28 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

If you are a fan of hatchets, then you’ll want to own on the best hatchets made Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet.  Think of the Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet as the hatchet by which all other hatchets are judged by. Gränsfors Bruks is a must have handmade tool, a perfect small axe in the woods, around the camp, or around the house.

Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet
Gransfors Bruks hand forged steel blade is razor sharp

The Wildlife Hatchet is of excellent quality, hand-forged and made using traditional Swedish methods by Gransfors.  Each axe head comes individually stamped with the smith’s initials and 20 year guarantee.  In the era of mass produced tools, find solace in the fact that there are still traditional tools crafted in the old way out there. This small axe is a tool to use, to appreciate, and frankly, to get attached to.  Gransfors Bruks stuff is so highly regarded because it is so damn good. The Wildlife Hatchet is no exception.

When you swing the Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet you will appreciate notice just how clean and precise the cuts are. The Wildlife Hatchet is a cutting tool. The cuts are so smooth that they are what carpenters call “finish ready.” The hatchet blade cuts the wood fibers instead of crushing them, which results in deeper cuts with less effort.

The Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet is a general-use small axe that is sized right for backpacking or attaching to a belt. Even with a small axe you can manage a lot, the Wildlife Hatchet is suitable for chopping and splitting sticks for the campfire and cutting branches in your back yard. Each axe comes complete with an Axe book offering advice on how to care for your axe as well as tips on firewood, limbing a log and other Gransfors axes available in the range.

It is the most popular Hatchet from Gransfors. Either the Wildlife Hatchet by Gransfors Bruks or Gransfors Small Forest Axe are the most popular blades made by Gransfors. The Wildlife Hatchet is a general camping hatchet that can chop, split and cut.

The Gransfors Small Hatchet is popular as a gift.  The 13.5 inch handles are made of straight grain American Hickory. The 1 pound axe head itself is partially finished, with a forged surface at the rear and a high polish near the front and covering the 3 inch cutting edge.  Leather sheath included. All Gransfors Axes including Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet come with the AXE BOOK and a 20 year guarantee.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • ASIN: B000WIX6YC
  • Item model number: 415

Customer Reviews

Great hatchet, but I prefer the hand ax model …

 on December 14, 2017
By Entropy
Great hatchet, but I prefer the hand ax model with the shorter handle as it is superior for single hand use. The Wildlife hatchet’s longer handle makes single hand use more difficult unless you would to modify it by adding a paracord grip closer to the ax head so you can get a solid grip when choking up. I prefer the Wildlife hatchet in the woods over the small forest ax, but not as much as I like the shorter handled hand hatchet model.

An excellent axe. It came razor sharp

 on November 28, 2017
By Doublewolf
An excellent axe. It came razor sharp, and the craftsmanship is exemplary. The manufacturer exercises extreme attention to detail; even the grain orientation of the handle is perfect. This axe is well worth the price and will last a lifetime.

Amazing Axe!!

 on August 18, 2017
By Mr. LittleJeans
This hatchet is amazing! It comes literally razor sharp. I actually was able to shave with it. The handle is beautiful and extremely comfortable in the hand. The hatchet makes easy work of any wood. It chops through anything. I couldn’t be happier!

Worth the$$$$

 on February 28, 2017
a Joy to use! Gransfors reputation is well deserved.

Five Stars

 on September 25, 2017
By Amazon Customer
this is a great little axe, sharp good for ruffing out wood for spoons,and other chores.worth every penny.

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on September 23, 2015
By S. Mace
Lightweight, durable of the highest craftsmanship – it shows

Great for backpacking!

 on September 10, 2017
By A K

yea, its that nice

 on November 29, 2017
By Amazon Customer
I want a larger one, then the largest one, then a carpenters one, then a broad ax, ………


7 people found this helpful.
 on December 23, 2012
By pachygirl13
This is a fantastic little hatchet. This one is actually a gift and he loved lt!. We have one and it is an awesome tool. The craftsmanship is remarkable. Everyone who enjoys hunting, fishing ,camping or enjoying the out doors should have one.


One person found this helpful.
 on February 13, 2017
By Chad
Great little hatchet. Sharp as a knife. Handle is great with proper orientation. Great product!