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Amazon Price: $64.95 $64.95 (as of May 23, 2017 12:41 pm – 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.

Husqvarna Carpenter’s Axe is a reminiscent shape of a smaller Hudson Bay axe, the Carpenter’s axe is best suited for carpentry and other wood work. The Husqvarna axe has a straight cutting edge used for whittling and carving. The head is hand forged of top quality hand forged Swedish steel and constructed so that the hand gets as close as possible to the cutting edge for maximum control.

Husqvarna Carpenter’s Axe handle is the old trusted solid hickory with a lanyard hole. Comes with its own leather sheath (not shown).Weight: 2.2 lbs. (1 kg)DimensionsLength of Head: 6-1/4″Face of Head: 4″Back of Head Length: 2″Width of Head: 1″Length Handle: 19-1/2″

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B004SN1HGQ
  • Item model number: Carpenter Axe

Customer Reviews

This is a great, heavy hatchet for it’s price

142 people found this helpful.
 on March 10, 2015
By Shane M.
This is a great, heavy hatchet for it’s price. The steel is top-notch for the price. If you’re unfamiliar with carbon steel, do your research prior to buying any hatchet better than a Chinese import, as this axe may not be for you.


One person found this helpful.
 on May 22, 2016
By Deans
This is a fantastic axe for the money. Out of the box, it doesn’t compare to my Gransfors Brux but I didn’t expect it to. The handle isn’t as smooth and would cause quick discomfort to your hands if used as-is. Also the blade was ground very coarse and without much care in comparison. The Swedish forging seems to be great however which is all that matters. After an hour of perfecting the edge and sanding the handle and working in some linseed oil, I am thrilled to have made this purchase. It also came with an excellent sheath which I almost like more than the sheath that came on the Gransfors.

Awesome quality, perfect size for backpacking with a group of people

7 people found this helpful.
 on June 29, 2015
By Aaron I
Short version: if you want to go backpacking with a small group of people, or on your own and don’t mind a bit of weight, get this. It will be everything you want it to be, and it’ll outlast you if you treat it right. I bought this at $58. Every other axe of comparable size and quality costs several times more.

Best axe for the money by far

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 23, 2014
By Nakmuay
I’ve really become a fan of these Husqvarna axes, I now own the Carpenter’s axe, the multi-purpose (“forest”) axe, & the hatchet. All are extremely well made, especially for the money, & if you can’t afford a gransfors & bruks like me these will do just fine. These are on a whole different level than condor, Collins(new), Council & the like. This particular axe came very sharp (I had to sharpen the forest axe), & the grain orientation was great (forest axe had pretty bad grain, but it’s luck of the draw I guess). I would DEFINITELY recommend this axe!

Excellent quality and value.

 on July 3, 2017
By Randy Fried
Vary high quality camp hatchet. The weight of the head and blade profile cause it to cut like a much larger ax. Swedish forged ax steel – if you are familiar with it you know – if not it would take a small book to explain (the Gransfors Bruks ax book). I have 2 gransfors bruks, the foresters ax and the camp hatchet. They are the pinnacle, but this little hatchet is surprisingly close in functional quality; just not as refined as to edge etc. Excellent value for a quality tool that may be in the family for generations.


2 people found this helpful.
 on August 19, 2016
By LiteningKid
Great product for the money. The handle grain orientation looked good and it seems to be boiled linseed oil treated already. There were some rolls on the edge; but they were very tiny, not a show stopper. Nicely weighted. Not so heavy that you don’t want to carry it to a camp site but, heavy enough to split wood with a couple of strikes. For the intermediate/beginning camper, you won’t go wrong with this one. For the price, you can afford to make mistakes with it, with out breaking the bank. Purchase another sheath. The one it comes with does not protect the edge well. I think it’s intent is to protect you or your pack from the edge.