Gransfors Bruks Double Bit Working Axe #490-2

The Classic Double Bit Felling Axe from Sweden. Often called a cruiser axe in North America.

These stunning double-bit axes have exceptional balance. The Double Bit working Axe has a 35" handle with swelled knob and excels as a working axe for felling & trimming. The head weighs 3 lbs and the faces of the bits are about 6". The axe is fitted with a tight-grained hickory handle and provided with a grain-leather sheaths with snap fasteners. Everyone who handles one seems to want one. These axes come ground for felling on both blades.

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 Working Axe is based on the North American working axes. We also supply the Double Bit Throwing Axe, which has been modified for use in axe throwing.

Length with handle: 89 cm (35")
Cutting edge: 16 cm (6.32"), both blades come ground to the same angle.
Weight: 2,2 kg (4.8 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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