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As of October 2016 Gransfors are considering not using metal wedges for the small forest axe, so your handle may or may not include a metal wedge.
Gransfors do use a little glue on the tip of the wedge when fitting handles in the factory.
Gransfors handles tend to be narrow and long in the head, so are unlikely to fit other brands of axe head.
Read how to re-handle your axe with out Rough Guide to Re Handling your Gransfors Bruks Axe
The handle on Gränsfors Bruks axes was designed by Hans Erik Persson. Old traditions have been embraced and adapted to the demands of todays users. The ergonomic shape provides a steady, comfortable grip on the handle, even at arms length. Gränsfors Bruks handle is made from hickory, the perfect wood because it is both strong and flexible, with long, parallel fibres. This increases the life of the handle and thus helps reduce consumption of natures resources.
The wood is dried before turning. This is so that the wood will not dry out any further and shrink, once the axe head has been set on the handle. One of the most common causes of an axe head coming loose from its handle is that a green, undried handle has been used, which then dries out, shrinks and comes loose.
In order to further improve the quality of the handle, it is soaked in hot linseed oil. The handle is then treated with beeswax to make it more resistant to dirt and water.
Manufacturers Product Number 420-406