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Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, 430

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  • Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, GB430
  • Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, GB430
  • Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, GB430
  • Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, GB430
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Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, 430

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**Subject to extended delays due to mfr production**

Please Note: This axe is one of the most popular of all the Gransfors Bruks axes.  Unfortunately, we are currently on backorder at this time as are many other US dealers due to the popularity of these axes.  There are only 25 smiths in Sweden handcrafting all of the axes for 30 countries. It will probably be at least a 5-6 month wait before we have sufficient stock to fill your order.

We do have some options for you if you are unable to get one from another vendor:

1. We keep a waiting list and ship on a "first come, first served" basis.  When your turn comes up, we will call you to confirm that you do still want the axe before we ship it. You can call and cancel at any time and we will refund your payment immediately.  These axes are truly worth waiting for.

2.  If this is for a gift, we will be happy to send you a color photo of the axe for you to wrap and present as gift. If you want to go ahead and place the order and get one of these photos, please make a note in the comments box when you place your order.

The Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, 430 is a more professional axe for those who want to limb a felled tree in the traditional way. The Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, 430 is forged to a thin, curved a bit and sharpened to make it suitable for cutting branches in fresh, resinous wood, spruce or pine. The long handle of the Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, 430 gives extra strength and power to the cut. The Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, 430 has a 3 1/2" face and a 25" hickory handle and the head weighs 2 lb. The Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, 430 comes with a grain leather sheath.
Old traditions are adapted to today's demand. Most of the handles of Gransfors Bruks axes have a unique ergonomic design which gives a steady grip around the handle. All Gransfors Bruks handles are made of selected high quality (prima) American hickory. Fiberglass handles are stronger than hickory handles but Gransfors Bruks believes that wooden handles are more ecological. Gransfors Bruks axe handles are soaked in hot linseed oil and dripped dry. They are then covered with beeswax to help keep the dirt off.
Gransfors Axes are forged by very professional smiths. The proof of this professionalism is that they are able to forge axes with such precision that no supplementary work, to hide mistakes in the forging, is needed.
At Gransfors Bruks the forging craft is allowed to take its time. The smiths do not work by the piece. They take care and do the right forging from the beginning. There is no need to stone or grind or smooth or paint the axes in order to hide or eliminate imperfections in the forging.
A smith at Gransfors Bruks has nothing to hide and he is proud of his professional standards. When he is satisfied with his work and has accepted his axe, he marks the head with his initials beside the company's crown label:
LP Lennart Petterson
UN Ulrik Nilsson
CK Claudia Kowalek
LE Lars Enander
BA Bert-Ove Andersson
US Ulrika Stridsberg
KS Kjell-Ake Sjolund
RA Rune Anderson
MM Mattias Mattsson
DG Daniel Grantz
JE Joakim Eriksson
AS Anders Stromstedt

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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  1. Scandanavian Forest Axe 430

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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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