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Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, GB420

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  • Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, GB420
  • Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, GB420
  • Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, GB420
  • Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, GB420
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Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, GB420

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

Please Note: This axe is the most popular of all the Gransfors Bruks axes.  Unfortunately, we are currently on serious 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 possibly be at least 5-6 months before we have sufficient stock to fill your order. We can only have 20 on order at a time, but we seldom get more than 10 and often less.

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. There is a slim possibilty that you might find one at another dealer, but it doesn't happen very often.  We do suggest that you put one on backorder while you search.  You can always cancel if you find it. But, if you come back to order later, you will be further down the line.

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.

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The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 420 is the same size as the Hunter's Axe but a more traditional pattern and poll. The blade on the Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 420 is thin and 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. The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 420 is practical for splitting small sticks for fires or cutting small diameter limbwood for starter fuel in a fireplace. The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 420 features a 19" Hickory handle, a 3.25" face and has a 1 1/2 pound head. The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe 420 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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Product Reviews

  1. Sharp

    Posted by on

    It looks sharp and it is. Best small axe in my shed.

  2. Awesome axe

    Posted by on

    Placed my order and received email back very quick and shipped the very next day. Received in two days and was wrapped up nicely. The axe has very good grain orientation and is shaving sharp out of the box. I put four more coats of boiled linseed oil on the handle and burnished it with 0000 Xtra fine steel wool. Oiled the head and coated the sheath and it's ready to go.

  3. Great Experience/Product

    Posted by on

    Great product quality. It is going to last me a long time. I was immediately sent an email that these were on backorder, and within the next 24 hours they got more in and shipped them super fast and very well packed!

  4. I recieved my anticipated Gransfors Bruks axe

    Posted by on

    I have read and watch tons of reviews on this axe and it's everything everyone said. I like the handle how it came with just an oiled finish. I didn't have to scrape wax or varnish off and it's shape is pretty great. It came shaving sharp but I know I can make it better with a polished and stropped edge and I'm looking forward to that. I plan to use it camping. It performs wood processing very well. Great product and CSP's customer service was a good experience. I had originally back ordered the axe and it came in when they said it would. I waited a little over three weeks for it to come in.

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