An axe is only as good as the Smith... And Gransfors back this up by stamping each individual hand forged axe with the makers initials, and offer a 20 year guarantee against defective workmanship... can you name another axe producer that offers this?
Gransfors Axes are really at the cutting edge of Axe production, and the Small Forest Axe is crammed full of features. Large enough to fell small trees and chop kindling and fuel, yet small enough to fit into a rucksack for travel. Handy both in the field and in the back yard, these axes are not only beautiful to look at, they are beautiful to use.
Features include a grain-leather safety shief for transportation and storage, a traditional Poll, with a face of 3 quarter and 19 hickory handle. This handle has been treated with hot linseed oil and covered in bees wax to help keep the dirt off. Also take a look at the grain of the handle, the hickory has been selected to provide the optimum strength. The axe head has been secured in place on the handle using traditional techniques of a wedge and staple.
So what do our instructors think? Here Jason writes:
I have been using Gransfors Axes for 8 years now, but they have been producing them for 106 years... and the experience shows. I like the fine balance of these axes making precision work easier, and the ergonomically designed handle allows for prolonged periods of use, if you want to invest in a good axe, consider what you want to use it for, and then buy the appropriate Gransfors Axe!
Advantages: The sheath allows for safe transportation and storage, they are small enough to carry with you out in the field yet still large enough to cope with demanding