Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

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A small axe for the outdoors. At around 32 ounces…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100


A small axe for the outdoors.


  • lightweight
  • well made
  • perfect size


  • expensive

At around 32 ounces and 19 inches long, this is a great small axe for hiking and the outdoors. It is a handmade Swedish axe that has seen some serious use in the two years I've owned it, and it still looks brand new. It came shaving sharp and is a treat to use and admire. It's the kind of tool you pass down to your children.

It comes with an exqusite leather sheath and a book on how to use an axe called The Axe Book.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Wrought from fine quality steel, this handforged axe is expertly crafted by experienced Swedish smiths whose skills and designs are world famous. Each axe head is individually hammered into shape and bears the initials of the smith who made it, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Honed, annealed and tempered to an exact hardness, the axe's blade edge is tested by striking it with a massive forging hammer. If it doesn't chip or break, it's ready for your toughest chopping jobs. Great for limbing or splitting small sticks for the fire and small enough to fit in your pack, it's perfect for backpacking or just to have around camp. Sharpened, polished and oiled for a fine finish. Axe head is firmly affixed to a 19" hickory handle. Head weighs 11/2 lb. Face measures 31/2". Includes a grain-leather sheath and Axe Book. Imported.

- L.L.Bean

Same size as the Gransfors Bruks Hunter's Axe, but a more traditional pattern and poll. The blade is thin. The handle is long enough to allow powerful chopping, but not too long so it will fit into a rucksack, the back of a car or a boat. Practical for splitting small sticks for the fire or cutting small-diameter limbwood for starter fuel in a fireplace. The axe has a 3 1/4" face and a 19" hickory handle and the head weighs 1 1/2 lb. It comes with a grain-leather sheath.

- Appalachian Outdoors

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

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The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 1, 2014 at L.L.Bean.

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