I was dubious about the Hultafors Aby Axe at this price as to whether it could ever justify it but I used it for a solid day building a hide and it is a dream. It glides through wood with ease and is still razor sharp. All I had to do at the end of the day was clean rather a lot of sap that had accumulated (mainly from my hands on the handle), give the head a light oil after cleaning, put on the quality axe mask and put it away.....bonus!
Hultafors has a strong and proud tradition of making axes that goes all the way back to 1697. (about 300 years before the other guys!!). At Hults Bruk in the County of Ostergotland their Blacksmiths are among the few in the World who still master the craft. Their new premium range is another cut above and ooze quality. These are the type of product you will love and cherish for a lifetime.
The Aby forest axe is a beautiful hybrid with many types of use. Aby has a straighter edge and grinding, and a good finger notch below the head for increased precision. The long, thin ergonomic handle minimizes the weight, at the same time giving you great force when striking. This axe is perfect for shelter building, processing firewood, and carving as well as precision work. In short, it is your perfect forest companion. The axe is hand forged and made from Swedish quality steel in the forge at Hults Bruk.
The forging tradition goes as far back as 1697, and the steel head is struck 40-60 times to increase density and durability to the head. This axe is named after Åby, the nearest village to Hults Bruk, where many of the workers lived in the middle of the 20th century. Take care of your axe and it will stay a faithful companion for many years to come. Thanks to the quality and craftsmanship of this axe, we offer you a full lifetime warranty on the axe head.
- Wooden handle from American hickory, treated with linseed oil
- Straighter egde with Scandinavian grind
- The edge is sharpened, polished and ready to use
- Leather axe sheath included
- Head weight - 700g
- Total weight 1015g
- Total length 60 cm (24″)
- Product number 841770