Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe – Survival Hatchet

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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.

Survival Hatchet

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.

Camp Hatchet

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

Customer Reviews

Absolutely beautiful but a complete disappointment: UPDATED!

33 people found this helpful.
 on January 7, 2015
By Tripwire
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.

Gift That Was Really Appreciated

One person found this helpful.
 on June 21, 2017
By Evan J. O'Neil
This product was a gift.The receiver loved the axe, its sharpness and overall utility.

Four Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on January 17, 2017
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

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 17, 2016
By Josiah Lund
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!


4 people found this helpful.
 on April 24, 2014
By Colten Teubert
Love using this up at my property to bushcraft and buck kindling tried it on few larger logs but it is a tad smaller than what you might expect. I had blast throwing it as tomahawk at some hail bails pure awesome

Four Stars

 on January 9, 2018
By Amazon Customer
I wish it was a little heaver

Love it

16 people found this helpful.
 on January 14, 2013
By Phil Mulvey
A great axe. I use this ax regualarly in the field. very sharp – can bring down brush 2″ thick with a single swipe.

Four Stars

4 people found this helpful.
 on February 20, 2015
By Jeremy Smith
This thing is great. I would buy again.

Good axe, but…

13 people found this helpful.
 on November 17, 2012
By Thor H.
Good axe, but the heads a little light for chopping anything other than very small pieces of wood. Easily portable…

The best Axe money can buy

One person found this helpful.
 on December 22, 2016
By Burt Kinn
The best Axe money can buy. Super sharp and hand crafted to perfection. Just as fine a tool as my Bruks Small Forrest model.