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In 1990 Gransfors Bruks' Axes were awarded a prize in "Ecological Design" from The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation in cooperation with The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design. In 1995 Gransfors Bruks received another award from The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design for the "Hunter's Axe".
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Having now acquired the 430 and have used the small forest axe (GB420) for 5 years now. The 430 gives me the extra weight for chopping without it becoming unmanageable. I have tried using an American axe with a three and a half pound head, but I don't have sufficient strength and mass as counter weight to counter it for controlled chopping. I'm 5' 11" and weigh 148 lb; the 430 is a good match for my strength and mass and still can chop down a tree more efficiently than I could with the 420. The 420 is excellent for small (less than 4 inch diamater) and limbing, but for larger trees, the 420 is an exercise in patience and a lot of swings to bring down a tree. Aside from this, the quality I expected from Granfors Burks is there and completely satisified. I'd recommend this axe to anyone needing a lighter axe. The waiting period was 5 months; I wasn't in a hurry, and it's worth the wait. I'm going to have a good spring cleaning up old trees on my land.
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