Forest axes

197467.jpgAxes are made to be used in the forest for everything from felling large trees to limbing small logs. The distinguishing feature of Forest Axes is a long, rounded edge, with a flat elongated axe head. Forest Axes are specially designed to cut across the grain of the wood fibres, for example when felling and limbing, in contrast to log splitting, where the axe goes along the grain of the wood fibres.

The various Forest Axes are designed to suit a specific function, and many of the models have been developed in collaboration with specialists and professionals. Hunters, forest workers, fishermen, hikers and survival experts have all had their input into the product development of these axes.

Axes come in different sizes, with a range of axe heads and handle. The smallest, the Gränsfors Mini Hatchet, is only 26 cm long and weighs 0.3 kg. This axe can almost be used as a filleting knife, as it has an extremely thin edge. The largest, the American Felling axe, is 90 cm long and weighs in at 2.2 kg. This is used to fell really big trees. The choice of Forest Axe depends entirely on what you want to use it for.

All Forest Axes come with a sheath of vegetable-tanned leather and a copy of The Axe Book.

  • Gränsfors Bruk American Felling Axe (434)

    Gränsfors Bruk American Felling Axe (434)

    The Gränsfors American Felling Axe is a professional axe for those who want to work in the forest in the traditional way. The axe is ideal for felling very large trees, thanks to its long, broad edge of 11.5 cm. The axe is forged to a curved bit,...

    $290.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Hand Hatchet Axe (413)

    Gränsfors Bruk Hand Hatchet Axe (413)

    The distinguishing feature of the Gränsfors Hand Hatchet is its short handle relative to the size of its head. It is extremely practical to carry in your rucksack on forest walks, or to keep in the car as it takes up very little space. The shape of...

    $179.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Outdoor Axe (425)

    Gränsfors Bruk Outdoor Axe (425)

    The Gränsfors Outdoor Axe was developed with the help of survival expert Lars Fält, and is ideal for those who want to use an axe in different ways when out and about in the countryside. Although it is light, it can be used to fell a tree,...

    $229.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Scandinavian Forest Axe (430)

    Gränsfors Bruk Scandinavian Forest Axe (430)

    The Gränsfors Burk Scandinavian Forest Axe is a more professional axe, ideal for felling larger trees and for limbing a felled tree. The axe is forged to a curved bit, making it suitable for cutting into fresh, resinous wood such as spruce or pine...

    $199.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe (420)

    Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe (420)

    The Gränsfors Small Forest Axe has a larger head and a longer handle than the Wildlife Hatchet and therefore provides more chopping power. However, it is still small enough to fit into a rucksack. The Small Forest Axe is excellent for felling trees...

    $189.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Small Hatchet (410)

    Gränsfors Bruk Small Hatchet (410)

    The Gränsfors Small Hatchet is the lightest of all the axes from Gränsfors Bruk, making it perfect for hiking, when every kilo counts. The axe is excellent for limbing and splitting firewood, despite its diminutive size. The Small Hatchet was...

    $199.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet (415)

    Gränsfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet (415)

    The Gränsfors Wildlife Hatchet is a traditional scouting and camping axe, with the same head as the Hand Hatchet but on a longer handle. This longer handle lends the axe more power, not least when felling trees. Practical for carrying in your...

    $179.00
  • Hultafors Arvika 5 Star Racing Axe

    The Arvika 5-Star boasts a massive 2kg, hand-forged Swedish steel axe head. Designed for use on Australian hardwood, the wide 140mm blade profile makes large V-shaped cuts in hard, knotty or frozen wood. The axe head is secured to a solid 800mm American...

    $249.00
  • Hultafors Classic Felling Axe

    Hultafors Felling Axe - Classic An axe suitable for small-scale felling, The axe is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel using traditional methods in use since 1697. The steel is stuck several times, increasing its density and thereby the...

    $179.00 $159.00
  • Hultafors Classic Mini Trekking Axe

    Our smallest outdoors axe, hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel using traditional methods in use since 1697. The steel is stuck several times, increasing its density and thereby the durability of the axe. Perfect for packing in a rucksack, the axe...

    $139.00
  • Hultafors Classic Trekking Axe

    Hultafors Trekking Classic Axe A small, practical outdoors axe, hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel using traditional methods in use since 1697. The steel is stuck several times, increasing its density and thereby the durability of the axe...

    $139.00