Wetterlings philosophy: You cannot really own antique axe forges, they belong to the common industrial history, but you can take on the responsibility for preserving them and for transferring the knowledge created by previous generations. Hopefully it will outlive its guardians.
Wetterling is probably the oldest, still producing, traditional axe manufacturer in the world.
Long time rival of Gränsfors Bruk and now under the same ownership, Wetterlings has been making axes in Storvik since the end of the nineteenth century, and today they are still practising the traditions and skills learnt from the experience and axe knowledge of previous generations.
They are at present 9 people forging axes and tools as well as turning handles, all by hand. Wetterlings is probably the oldest still producing traditional axe manufacturer in the world.
The Wetterlings Axe forge from 2018Axes are no longer made under the Wetterlings brand, they have now switched over to producing the more popular Gransfors Bruks Axes.