The Outdoor Axe has been designed to have numerous uses: limbing trees, chopping and splitting firewood, and also as a heavy knife for woodcarving or simply cutting food. Despite its size, the Outdoor Axe can even be used for felling trees when kneeling, thanks to its relatively long handle and heavy head.
The axe has a 2 1/2" face and a 14.75" hickory handle and the head weighs 1 lb. It features a throat collar, and comes with a full grain-leather sheath.
Gransfors Bruks axes are forged by professional blacksmiths that take great time and effort in their trade. The proof of this professionalism is in the way they are able to forge axes with such precision and beauty. There is no need to stone, grind, smooth or paint the axes in order to eliminate imperfections. At Gransfors Bruks, the forging crafter is allotted sufficient time to complete each axe or hatchet with the care necessary. The smiths do their best forging right from the beginning in order to produce the finest axes and hatchets in the world.
A note regarding Axe Handles: It is important to keep your axe handle well protected from the effects of moisture, excessive dryness and temperature extremes. Routine axe handle maintenance should include periodic use of any product marked suitable for unconditioned wood. Howard’s Feed N Wax, (a mix of beeswax and orange oil), Boiled Linseed Oil, even traditional Paste Wax, are excellent products with which to treat your axe handle. These products are not expensive and routinely available at most hardware stores. Periodically conditioning your axe handle will significantly negate any opportunity for the wood grain to contract. Such contraction when left unchecked, allows an axe head to become loose on its handle.
Should you notice your axe head seeming loose without apparent cause, soaking the entire head overnight in Boiled Linseed Oil, will in most cases allow the wood grain inside the eye fitting to hydrate and expand. This should provide a long-lasting solution.
Axe handles are a natural material and may vary in color.