Gransfors Bruks Double Bit Throwing Axe #490-1

The Classic large double bit target throwing axe from Sweden.

Double Bit Axes were traditionally used by forest workers in Canada and the USA. The benefit of the Double Bit Axe for forest workers was that each edge could be ground differently, meaning they only needed to carry one multi-purpose axe.

Often one edge was ground more finely for use in felling and the other edge was a little blunter for limbing. The Double Bit Axe was eventually so common that it became a symbol of professional forest workers in North America. These forest workers often worked away from civilisation for many months at a time and the range of leisure pursuits was obviously limited, so they amused themselves in spare moments by throwing their axes at a target, usually the end of a log.

The Gränsfors Double Bit Axe is based on the North American working axes, but has been modified for use in axe throwing. Both edges are identical and the centre of gravity and handle are carefully positioned so that the axe rotates well in flight. The dimensions and design of the axe comply with the rules for axe throwing.

The Double Bit Axe can also be used as a working axe in the forest, and we supply them with a 35" (89cm) handle more tailored for that purpose.

Length with handle: 75 cm (29.5")
Cutting edge: 16 cm (6.3"), both blades come ground to the same angle.
Weight: 1,9 kg (4.2 lb)
Comes with a grain leather sheath, the Gransfors Bruk Axe Book and a twenty year forging guarantee.

We will age verify all purchasers - do not order if you are under 18.
Your package will be marked over 18 only, in line with government expectations.

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The Rules of Axe Throwing
The straight distance from the "Throwing Line" to the bull's eye on the target should be 20’ (6.1 m).
The thrower may not overstep or cross the "Throwing Line" before the axe has hit or missed the target. Should be checked by a linesman.
The "Fore-Bit" is the bit in the target direction in the moment when the thrower lets the double-bitted axe go.
Only the "Fore-Bit" of the double-bitted axe can score a hit on the target area ­ a condition is however that the bit sticks in the target.The "Fore-Bit" only needs to cut the outer edge of a line of the scoring area to win points of that higher scoring area. The "Back-Bit" is not allowed to brush against the target ­ if so the scoring will be 0 even if the "Fore-Bit" has hit the target at same time. Best score in minimum of three throws wins.
At competitions, targets for practice should be provided. Practicing throws at targets planned for competition means automatic disqualification. The standards for a Double-Bitted Competition Axe and the design for a Competition Target are shown below.

1: 20' (6,1 m)
2: 60'' (1,5 m)
3a | 3b: "Fore-Bit" sticks in target

Manufacturers Product Number 490-1