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Amazon Price: $255.99 (as of August 14, 2018 3:02 am –
Classic Outdoor Axe
The Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe is a tried and true, versatile hatchet. This high quality tool is very portable and easily controlled with one hand. The Outdoor Axe can be used for chopping and splitting, and can serve as a knife. GB Outdoor Axe is light, yet, it can be used to fell a tree, thanks to its relatively long handle and heavy, elongated head. The Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe is also excellent for limbing a tree.
The handle has a protective steel collar near the head so it can be used for light wood-splitting tasks. This is a great little hatchet that is usually overlooked by Gransfors lovers. It’s ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who want a versatile axe for all their wilderness pursuits. Also, given the size and weight of this hatchet it would be a great outdoor axe for women bush crafters.
Hand Forged Swedish Axe
Scandinavians are the world’s greatest axe enthusiasts, and Gransfors Bruks is one of their finest forges. Each axe is carefully forged from the finest quality steel 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 booklet that accompanies every Gränsfors Bruks axe. After forging, each blade is ground to a 25° bevel and honed to a razor edge – handle with care! Each axe is fitted with a tight-grained hickory handle and provided with a grain-leather sheath with snap fastener.
The Outdoor Axe was developed in collaboration with Lars Fält, a well known survival expert who has spent many years teaching the Swedish Military and has published numerous books. The objective was the creation of a tool that could fulfill many roles. It is excellent for limbing, the steel collar helps facilitate light splitting and the long handle enables enough power to fell trees. The hickory handle is 15 inches (38 cm) long. The Outdoor hatchet overall weight is 1 pound, 5 ounces (590 gm). The face of the axe is 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) across, with a slight curvature.
The GB Outdoor Axe blade is very sharp. The Collar Guard protects the handle against overstrikes when splitting. A leather sheath is supplied with the Outdoor Axe. All Gransfors Axes come with the AXE BOOK and a 20 year guarantee.
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Lars Fält, who worked with Gränsfors Bruk to design the Gransfors Outdoor Axe #425, established the Swedish Armed Forces Survival School and has trained the Swedish Army Ranger Battalion for 35 years at the Ranger School and Parachute Ranger School. He has also written 10 books on survival and outdoor pursuits
Everything Council wishes their Woodcraft line was…
This is by FAR the best bushcraft axe on the market. It’s harder, handier, and better made than the Council Woodcraft (which tries to do too much and is great at nothing). I pounded the hell out of it for a long weekend and the edge was still feathering wood paper thin with ease. 2 minutes on the strop and it’s hair popping sharp again. They work miracles with 1055 at Gransfors. This is basically a Hudson Bay reduced in size to be very capable at *high* precision work, while being tough enough to break a log into everything you need to start a fire. I find myself doing stuff with this that I’m normally reaching for my knife to do. But it’ll still crack a substantially sized log to match sticks if you know what you’re doing. This design isn’t for everyone. But advanced users will be absolutely delighted. This would also be the axe of choice for people who use twig fire stoves. I’ve been absolutely blown away by this product, and I can be a harsh critic.
Absolutely beautiful but a complete disappointment: UPDATED!
Had a bad experience with my first one. Bit was bent and GF didn’t seem to care. But the itch was not gone. I found another one at Omaha Knife and they picked their best one for me. So now I am in love again.
Perfect for my use
Perfect for my use! Small size and weight, easily carried, sharp and extremely well built as all Gransfors Bruks axes are. This is my third Gransfors Bruks acquisition and only NEED one more. Unfortunately I will probably buy more than just one…
Best tool ever.
Arrived razor sharp, and beautiful. I bought a leather belt holder for it, and I take it everywhere. It covers the range from a normal knife to a medium axe. I use this more than my knives and larger axe, combined.
Gift That Was Really Appreciated
This product was a gift.The receiver loved the axe, its sharpness and overall utility.
One Bad Axe
No fluff here. A work of art. Thank you Swedes.
so it’s easy to carry in your belt when scavenging for tinder
I bought this as a replacement for a large knife to do the more common camp chores. I’m able to use it for food prep to fire prep. Weighs nearly nothing, so it’s easy to carry in your belt when scavenging for tinder. Love this axe!
If you’re considering buying one just do it. You wont regret it.
This is seriously the most beautiful piece of work I have ever used
This is seriously the most beautiful piece of work I have ever used. Cuts better than a razor. Light as a feather but can be used to cut easily a 3 inch tree limb or tree itself. Stayed sharp the entire time I owned it. Great price and great seller. Thanks!
If you are used to dull hatchets then watch out !!!
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.