Gransfors Bruks from Sweden are famous for their axes and edge tools. They have been hand forging tools for over 100 years and have a deserved reputation for their quality and product range. Each axe has the individual blacksmith’s initials stamped next to the Gransfors Bruks logo (LE – Lars Enander: UN – Ulrik Nielsen: MM – Matthias Mattsson: MS – Mikael Sundberg: LP – Lennart Pettersson: KS – Kjell-AkeSjolund: RA – Rune Andersson).
The Gränsfors Scandinavian Forest Axe is a more professional axe, ideal for felling larger trees and for limbing a felled tree. The axe is forged to a curved bit, making it suitable for cutting into fresh, resinous wood such as spruce or pine. The long handle also gives more power to the cut.
“The Axe Book” that accompanies every Gransfors Bruks axe is a great little read that gives an insight into the history, workings and philosophy of the factory – 36 pages. After forging, each blade is ground to and honed to a razor edge before being fitted with a hickory handle and protective leather sheath.
Gransfors Bruks believe in the quality of their tools so much that they offer a 20 year guarantee.