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  Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet 415


Made in: Sweden

product code: AXE415

415 Wildlife Hatchet 415: 13.5 in. x 24oz
Assuming you’re down for only one hatchet, get this one. It’s the same 24oz as the 413 Hand Hatchet, but at 13 ½-inches, it’s three-inches longer, which makes it two-handable when you really, ideally, should be using a bigger tool. It’s still small enough to carry, but we’d put it at the outer limit for a bike camper or hiker.

Gransfors Bruk is a tiny hatchet maker in Sweden, and makes the best ones in the world. They have hickory handles and forged steel heads, and each of the too many models is made and signed by a single hatchet-maker. Calling them “old school” addresses the materials and methods, but lots of things play on the “old school” charm and are actually kind of backward and crappy. These are super.

Snow & Neally is an excellent American-brand axe from Maine, more than 100 years old. Their axes cost half as much or less, and are super values, but it’s not the same axe as a Gransfors Bruk. It’s an excellent axe, maybe even a better value, but S&N is not the vertical operation that Gransfors Bruk is, with everything made right there. The heads on S&N axes are made in ‘na, handles are made in Texas, and this allows them the volume and cost savings to be a major supplier. Granfors Bruk makes the best in the world.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2   Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Leave no trace September 23, 2014
Reviewer: David DeMello from Ithaca, NY United States  
This is a beautiful hatchet for work on your land or on a carving. Light, well balanced, made with care and attention. That said, why on earth would you take this heavy and marring thing on a camping ride or hike? Just say no to burning anything bigger than hand-breakable twigs in a small can stove. Better yet, burn alcohol if possible. Manifest destiny is a crock. Buy this hatchet if you love beautiful tools, but you, who are on the road, leave no trace.

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  3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Jag är i hundkojan July 26, 2013
Reviewer: Hans from Sveden  
Min fru trodde att jag hade köpt en skarp diamantring. Hon blev besviken när hon öppnade lådan. Det stinker bor i garaget nu.

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