Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe #420

Our best selling axe, and the most versatile axe for bushcraft and general use around camp.

● Practical for felling and limbing small trees.
● Handy for splitting wood for the camp fire
● Easy to fit in a large ish rucksack or in your canoe.
● Versatile enough for basic carving and making feathersticks.
● The blade is thin but tough
● Room for your hand behind the blade for carving
● The handle is long enough to allow powerful chopping
● A one handed axe for snedding and hedge laying.

The Small Forest Axe is our favourite small axe for bushcraft and is the most popular first axe purchase with our customers, many of whom return again and again to expand their own Gransfors collection.

● Length with handle: 49 cm (19")
● Head weight 0.7kg (24oz)
● Total Weight: 1kg (2lb)
● Cutting edge 8cm (3.2")

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Gränsfors Forest Axes 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 axe head is Swedish recycled steel, forged ground, hardened, tempered and sharpened at Gransfors with a razor edge.
The head has a 20 year forging guarantee
The axe handle is American Hickory, turned in Sweden, soaked in hot linseed oil and treated with beeswax for water resistance and long life.
The axe sheath is made from vegetable-tanned leather, free from heavy metals.
Gransfors use renewable electricity for their manufacturing.

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.

Manufacturers Product Number 420