Gransfors Bruks Mini-Hatchet

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Gransfors Bruks Mini Hatchet Review

Gransfors Bruks 410 Mini Hatchet, Leather Sheath. Developed by Lennart Pettersson (LP) at Gransfors Bruks in Sweden. Lennart, axe smith, knife smith, back-packer and fisherman has created a little hatchet which can be used as an axe and a knife. The poll, slightly rounded, functions like a “priest”.

The roots of Gransfors Mini Belt Hatchet go back many thousand years. In the old days in Europe it was common to carry a belt axe which could be used as a knife and an axe, a valuable tool and a weapon. A nice belt axe was also a symbol of status. In the 16th and 17th century, the French began trading axes with the American Indians. The small Belt Axe, light and narrow, become the “trade axe” and was transformed into the tomahawk. But Gransfors Mini Belt Hatchet is neither a tomahawk nor a scaled down axe. It is a functional new design by Lennart Pettersson. It is hand forged of high carbon Swedish steel and tempered at the bit to a hardness of 57 Rockwell C. To forge a small axe with the hole in the head requires great craftsman skill.

The Gransfors Mini Hatchet (short-handled axe) is perfect for trekking and easy to stow in a rucksack. The leather sheath keeps the blade from piercing the rucksack. The Mini-Hatchet is a reliable companion on all trips into the wild country! An awesome little hatchet!

Tactical Knives Magazine writes: “It will fillet a fish, skin a moose, … pound tent stakes and chop vegetables. And it will ride as lightly on your hip as the average hunting knife.”

When it comes to axe enthusiasts, the Swedes are the world’s greatest, and Gransfors Bruks is one of their finest forges. Each axe is carefully forged by an experienced smith who shows his pride in his work by stamping his initials on the head next to the company logo and each smith is introduced in the 36 page booklet that accompanies every Gransfors Bruks axe. After forging, each blade is ground to a 25 degree bevel and honed to a razor edge. Each axe is fitted with a tight-grained hickory handle and provided with a grain-leather sheath with snap fastener.

CAUTION –Gransfors Bruks mini hatchet axe #410┬áis razor sharp right out of the box!

Customer Reviews

Almost Perfect

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 28, 2013
By Nelson W. Lentz
When I received this Mini-Hatchet, I thought it looked like a toy. But a toy it is not; the blade is razor sharp and can be kept that way easily. This hatchet will not only work as an effective tool but could serve as a weapon if needed. And this little gem fits nicely in the glove compartment of my Toyota Corolla – with plenty of room to spare! It would also fit easily in the smallest day pack.

Awesome hatchet

 on October 27, 2017
By kevin martin
Excellent quality. Bought for my wife as a gift. She loves the outdoors and building camp fires. Best tool for cutting kindling or anything else for the matter.

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on December 4, 2014
By Patty
Oh, yes. My husband loves this!

Yes sir this axe is a super sweet little tool came to me shaving sharp I …

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 4, 2014
By Charles Goodall
Yes sir this axe is a super sweet little tool came to me shaving sharp I mean literally I shaved my arm bald with it!

Mini-Hatchet Meets Expectations

One person found this helpful.
 on April 20, 2014
By David
I needed a smaller then average, high quality hatchet and the Mini-Hatchet is everything I expected. It will suit my needs very well and yes, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a small hatchet. High quality, thin blade and sharp enough to shave with.

Mini-Hatchet

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 28, 2014
By Roy Beckstrom
Excellent for small camping chores. Sharp,Durable and well made.

Axe that cuts

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 30, 2009
By Thomas F. Pechacek
This is an axe that you can actually cut wood with. It is the perfect size to take camping even though it is small you can get through branches and small trees with little effort.

Gransfors Bruks… MITEY mini hatchet

3 people found this helpful.
 on December 24, 2010
By sportin a fatboy
OK, up front, this lil hatchet may seem lite and airy, BUUT, it is as strong as an ox and extremely sharp… EXTREMELY SHARP… each hatchet is stamped w/ maker’s mark… i ordered both, the mini and wildlife hatchets… i do have one i purchased a while ago that i will save for resale/unused… i have purchased a couple of other hatchets trying to serve the same purpose for chopping cooking planks into smokeable pieces after their initial use, which were useless, but this lil gem exceeds my expectations… i simply soak the planks in water and chop the cooking planks on my oak tree stump into useable size smoking pieces for grilling (approx 1″ x 6″)… one “whack” and the 1″ piece is done… i have the weber 320 “gas” grill which does not have a proper space to place chunks/pieces of wood for smoking or adding extra flavor… sooo, i placed a cast iron smoking box against the inside of the grill which allows the chopped pieces to “rest” on top of the box and still be able to reach the flame w/o the wood obstructing the flames… i simply chop the grilling planks into useable pieces and set them on the box “close” to the flame of the grill… AND VOILA… makes the weber 320 a wonderful smokin machine for added flavor for steaks, roasts, cornish hens, or anything imaginable… ENJOY!!! i always do…

Four Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on August 2, 2014
By stephen w safley
Works well.

Perfect for fishing!

4 people found this helpful.
 on June 21, 2012
By Charles J.
This hatchet comes razor sharp! Excellent size for sport fishing. Use it as a fishing priest to deal the final blow. Use the blade in the place of a knife. Price is higher, but so is the quality.