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Gransfors Bruks Axes

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).

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The Axe Book

This is "The Axe Book" that accompanies every Gransfors Bruks axe. It 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.

Small Hatchet 410
Ref: GB410


The baby of them all weighing just 11 ounces and with a 2½" face and 11" hickory handle. Ideal for splitting kindling.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 94.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Small Hatchet 410

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Wildlife Hatchet 415
Ref: GB415


Small, light axe which can be easily carried, protected by its leather sheath, inside your back-pack or on your belt. With this small axe you can branches in the garden or chop and split sticks for a camp fire. This little hatchet may awake memories and dreams of exciting camps and adventures. The hatchet has a 3" face and a 14" hickory handle and the head weighs 1 lb.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 85.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Wildlife Hatchet 415

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Small Forest Axe 420
Ref: GB420


Same size as the Hunters Axe but a more traditional pattern and poll. The blade is thin. The handle is long enough to allow powerful chopping but not too long so it will fit into a rucksack, the back of a car or a boat. Practical for splitting small sticks for the fire or cutting small-diameter limbwood for starter fuel in a fireplace. The axe has a 3¼" face and a 19" hickory handle and the head weighs 1½ lb.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 89.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Small Forest Axe 420

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Scandinavian Forest Axe 430
Ref: GB430


A profesional axe for those who want to limb a felled tree in a traditional way. Forged to a thin, curved "bit" and sharpened to make it suitable for cutting branches in fresh, resinous wood, spruce or pine. The long handle gives extra strength and power to the cut. The axe has a 3½" face and a 25" hickory handle and the head weighs 2 lb.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 94.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Scandinavian Forest Axe 430

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Splitting Wedge 460
Ref: GB460


Forged steel wedge. Twisted for maximum splitting. The poll has ground edges.

The wedge has a 1¾" face, weighs 4 lb.

Danger: Always wear adequate clothing and protection for your face and eyes.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 62.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Splitting Wedge 460

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Small Carving Hatchet with Carved Handle
Ref: GB473-R


The Gränsfors Small Carving Hatchet has the same head as the Gränsfors Small Hatchet but with a specially carved handle. The handle has been designed in consultation with woodworkers to give a better grip. Thanks to its light weight, the axe is excellent for carving small details. The Small Carving Hatchet comes as standard with a double-sided ground edge.

Length with handle: 26 cm (10")
Weight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lb)

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 127.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Small Carving Hatchet with Carved Handle

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Large Carving Hatchet with Carved Handle
Ref: GB474-R


The Gränsfors Large Carving Hatchet has the same head as the Gränsfors Wildlife Hatchet but with a specially carved handle. The handle has been designed in consultation with woodworkers to give a better grip. The Large Carving Hatchet comes as standard with a double-sided ground edge.

Length with handle: 37 cm (14.5")
Weight: 0.6 kg (0.7 lb)

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 118.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Large Carving Hatchet with Carved Handle

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Large Carving Axe 475
Ref: GB475


A chop axe for hewing bowls and other wooden objects, artistic wood carving and architectural work. The characteristic curved shape of the cutting edge, carried well above the head’s eye, the position of the edge in proportion to the handle, the rather thick bit and the big angle of the wide beveled face makes the axe a good carving tool. You "cut on the beveled face" with curved movements. This new axe pattern, based on old Swedish carving techniques, is developed by Wille Sundqvist, master craftsman and author of Swedish Carving Techniques in cooperation with craftsman adviser Onni Linnanheimo. The handle is "rugged" to give a good grip.

The axe has a 4 1/3" face and a 14" hickory handle and the head weighs 2 lb.

Available as Double Grind, Right or Left Handed.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

Unfortunately the left hand grind is not currently in stock. Please call us on 01473 784 983 or email sales@classichandtools.com to be added to our waiting list.

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Large Carving Axe 475

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Large Carving Axe 475-H - Right Grind 118.00
Large Carving Axe 475-D - Double Grind 118.00



Swedish Broad Axe 4801
Ref: GB4801


The pattern of the Broad Axe and the handle is based on old Swedish logging techniques for squaring logs and structural timbers of all kinds. Has sufficient space between the "blade’s beard" and the handle for the user’s fingers. Beveled on two sides (double beveled) or on one side, left or right. The eye (and the direction of the handle) may be straight or sideways angled, right or left, to protect the knuckles. One side beveled, left side, normally goes with an eye angled sideways to the right. If you want deeper visible cuts when squaring logs, you may even have a broad axe, double beveled, with the blade bent and the eye angled sideways to the right or to the left.

The broad axe has a 7" face and a 20" hickory handle and the head weighs 3 lb.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 191.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Swedish Broad Axe 4801

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Swedish Broad Axe 4813/4823
Ref: GB4823a


You're probably most familiar with traditional Right-Hand and Left-Hand Axes, which are used on their respective sides of the log. These axes' heads are both bent and twisted at the forge, and they are bevelled like a chisel on one side only. This lets the axe's eye and handle stand clear of the timber while the user employs a straight, easy swing to let the flat face of the axe shave the surface like a huge plane. The axe heads weigh 3 lbs., and are 7" wide. 20" textured hickory handles allow short, controlled swings for accurate work. The axe is fitted with a tight-grained hickory handle.

Available Right Handed (bevelled and twisted to RH side).

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 191.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Swedish Broad Axe 4813/4823

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Splitting Hatchet 439
Ref: GB439


The splitting Hatchets blade starts off concave and fairly thin, allowing easy penetration into the wood, where upon the thickening axe head exerts enormous splitting pressure. The small splitting axe, with 2½ lb. head, 2½" face & 16" textured hickory handle, is ideal for splitting kindling & smallish stove wood. It is designed for one-handed use. Note this axe’s poll is not hardened for use as a sledge.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 98.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Splitting Hatchet 439

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Small Splitting Axe 441
Ref: GB441


Can be managed with one hand. Forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the "bit". This design helps the axe to enter the wood rapidly and to efficiently split it when the thicker part follows to push the wood apart. The poll of this axe, like the poll on most axes, is not designed for pounding on a wedge. The head weighs 2 lb. The face is 2½". The 20" hickory handle has circular grooves at the grip and steel collar near the head.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 102.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Small Splitting Axe 441

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Carpenter’s Axe 465
Ref: GB465


These axes have a straight edge and thin blade with low angle of the bevel face, suited for work in dry wood. The forged inward curve from the heel to the lip of the head allows your hand to grip almost straight above the centre of the edge. This, and the long straight cutting edge, gives rigidity, stability, and control when cutting. Functions like a good heavy knife. The axe poll is ground and can be used as a hammer.

The head weighs 1½ lb and has a 3½" face. The axe has an 18" hickory handle.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 94.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Carpenters Axe 465

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Hunter's Axe 418
Ref: GB418


Specially made for hunters. The Poll is forged thinner than normal and gently rounded and burnished to a Flay Poll to be used when skinning an animal. It is also good for chopping wood as well as meat and bones. The grip of the handle has circular grooves which gives a steady grip even if your hands are wet or sticky. This axe has received, as the first and only axe in Sweden, a design award from The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design. The axe has a 3¼" face and a 19" hickory handle and the head weighs 1½ lb.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 102.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Hunter's Axe 418

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Splitting Maul 450
Ref: GB450


Also names Hammer-poll Axe. Designed for splitting apart large chunks of wood or "rounds". The Maul’s head is heavier and the cheek flare far wider behind the cutting edge compared with the Splitting Axes. The poll is designed for pounding on a splitting wedge.

The axe has a 2½" face and a 31" hickory handle and the head weighs 5½ lb.

Danger: Always wear adequate clothing and protection for your face and eyes.

Book and protective leather sheath included.

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Price: 118.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Splitting Maul 450

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Axe Throwing Rules

Axe Throwing

The straight distance from the "Throwing Line" to the bull's eye on the target should be 20' (6.1 m). The thrower may not overstep or cross the "Throwing Line" before the axe has hit or missed the target. Should be checked by a linesman. The "Fore-Bit" is the bit in the target direction in the moment when the thrower lets the double-bitted axe go. Only the "Fore-Bit" of the double-bitted axe can score a hit on the target area & SHY; a condition is however that the bit sticks in the target.The "Fore-Bit" only needs to cut the outer edge of a line of the scoring area to win points of that higher scoring area. The "Back-Bit" is not allowed to brush against the target ­ if so the scoring will be 0 even if the "Fore-Bit" has hit the target at same time. Best score in minimum of three throws wins. At competitions, targets for practice should be provided. Practicing throws at targets planned for competition means automatic disqualification. The standards for a Double-Bitted Competition Axe and the design for a Competition Target are shown below.

1: 20' (6,1 m)
2: 60'' (1,5 m)
3a | 3b: "Fore-Bit" sticks in target

Axe Throwing Dimensions

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