Splitting Axes

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Splitting Axes are, as the name suggests, made to split wood. The axes have a large and heavy head that is forged and ground into a concave shape with a relatively thin edge. The axes are made to chop along the grain of the wood fibres, in contrast to Forest Axes, which are made to cut across the grain of the wood fibres. The concave shape of the Splitting Axes ensures that the edge goes quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader section pushes apart the wood. Its unique design also means that the axe head does not stick as easily in the wood, as would happen with a slimmer axe head.

When splitting wood, the handle is put under great strain at the axe head, as the handle can easily hit the log being split. All Gränsfors Splitting Axes therefore come with a metal collar to protect the handle. The handle is also grooved towards the end for an extra firm grip.

All Splitting Axes come with a sheath of vegetable-tanned leather and a copy of The Axe 

  • Gränsfors Bruk Large Splitting Axe (442)

    Gränsfors Bruk Large Splitting Axe (442)

    The Gränsfors Large Splitting Axe can be used for splitting all types of firewood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit. The axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader section...

    $239.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Small Splitting Axe (441)

    Gränsfors Bruk Small Splitting Axe (441)

    The Gränsfors Small Splitting Axe can be used for medium-sized firewood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit. The axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader section pushes...

    $219.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Splitting Hatchet Axe (439)

    Gränsfors Bruk Splitting Hatchet Axe (439)

    The Gränsfors Splitting Hatchet can be used with one or two hands for smaller firewood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit. The axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader...

    $219.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Splitting Maul (450)

    Gränsfors Bruk Splitting Maul (450)

    The Gränsfors Splitting Maul can be used for splitting very thick and knotty chunks of wood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit. The axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the...

    $259.00
  • Gränsfors Bruk Splitting Wedge (460)

    The Gränsfors Splitting Wedge is twisted with a grooved poll, bevelled corners and a hardened tip. Splitting wedges are used to split really big, knotty or cross-grained logs. Sometimes, it may be necessary to use several wedges in parallel. The...

    $139.00
  • Hultafors Hult Splitting Axe

    Hultafors Hult Splitting Axe

    This is a solid splitting axe, intended for heavier duties such as splitting logs and wood. The shape of the head, in combination slightly convex grinding, splits the wood. The axe has a long and straight handle made from American hickory, to gain...

    $199.00