Gransfors Bruks Large Swedish Carving Axe

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Gransfors Bruks Large Swedish Carving Axe is a chop axe for hewing bowls and other wooden objects, artistic wood carving and architectural work.

The carving hatchet’s characteristic curved shape of the cutting edge, carried well above the head’s eye, the position of the edge in proportion to the handle, the rather thick bit and the big angle of the wide, beveled face make this axe a good carving tool.

You “cut on the beveled face” with curved movements. This new axe pattern, based on old Swedish carving techniques, was developed by Wille Sundqvist, master craftsman and author of “Swedish Carving Techniques” in cooperation with craftsman adviser Onni Linnanheimo. The handle is “rugged” to give a good grip.

The Large Carving Axe has a relatively long, curved cutting edge which is double-sided as standard. The axe is also available as a special order with the edge ground specifically for right-handed or left-handed carving. Right-handed persons normally use Large Carving Axe, Grinded left side, and Left-handed persons normally use Large Carving Axe, Grinded right side, while the longer slightly concave bevel face come near the wood and therefore provides excellent support when carving. The handle has an uneven surface, giving good friction for a firm grip.

The wood carving axe is also available as a special order with a carved handle, giving even better grip and control. This Axe has a 4-1/3 inch (11 cm) face, a 14 inch (36 cm) handle and a 2.2 lb (1 kg) head. All of the Gränsfors Axes come with the Axe Book and a 20-year guarantee. This Axe is also shipped with a leather sheath.

Customer Reviews

just beautiful. well made

 on June 26, 2017
By Jim
Its a Gransfors Bruks Axe, what more can be said, just beautiful. well made, arrived sharp enough to shave.

Super high quality

 on August 13, 2017
By Adelaide
Super high quality!

Five Stars

 on January 14, 2017
By Amazon Customer
A quality tool for the experienced wood worker

Five Stars

 on September 10, 2014
By Sam T Perry

Should be better for the price!!

10 people found this helpful.
 on February 16, 2013
By Dave
Update 3-29-2013:

Well worth the big bucks

One person found this helpful.
 on September 25, 2017
By Marmot Wiyaka
Love it. I’ve been carving wooden spoons for two years, this tool makes it so much easier to quickly carve out the rough shape. I wish I had bought it when I first started. It arrived sharp enough to shave hair off my arm.

Like butter

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 25, 2013
I’ve used dozens of axes and hatchets in my life, cutting firewood and carving. Some were good some were bad, most were so-so. I really didn’t think the Gransfors could be all that different to be worth the price. I was wrong. I’ve now used it to carve greenwood spoons and OLD, Hard Cherry and Apple it worked one as easy as the other. Really noticed the difference when I switched from axe to knife in the hardwoods.

This truly is one amazing tool. The first thing I used it for …

2 people found this helpful.
 on September 4, 2014
By Brendan Martin
This truly is one amazing tool. The first thing I used it for was to rough shape a spoon, and it was excellent. The only complaint I would have is the edge geometry; it is a little rounded and difficult to hand sharpen. I spent some time with a file and stone to get it flatter, but it took a while since I didn’t want to ruin such an expensive axe. The best feature is gap in the head where it meets the handle; it provides an excellent place to grip the axe for extremely accurate cutting.