Hultafors Aby Forest Axe
Hults Bruk was originally founded in 1697 in the Hult Valley in southeastern Sweden. By 1870, axes had become a major part of Hults Bruk's production. The then owner - an ironmaster names Ekelund - bought two new axe forging machines to meet demand. Today, Hults Bruk is a combination of the new and the old but the basic culture has not changed over the years. The striving of each blacksmith to always do their best while relying on a time honoured tradition has resulted in Hultafors axes being famous throughour the world.
The premium range reflects the rich history and traditions of Hults Bruk that has been built over 300 years of continuous operation. It takes many, many blows with a hammer to produce the axe’s final shape. This method is costly, but it increases the density of the steel, thereby also improving the axe’s durability compared to those produced with less workmanship. There are very few manufacturers left in the world with craftsmen who still command this technique. Forged from top quality Swedish axe steel - with carefully attached handles that are made from selected and oiled prime hickory heartwood - each axehead has been carefully heat treated to obtain an optimal hardness of 58-59 HRC. The edge has been ground by hand and goes through several stages of honing and stropping to obtain a razor sharp edge. These axes all come with a leather sheath included. If used and cared for correctly, these axes will last for generations.
The Åby forest axe is a beautiful hybrid with many types of use. Åby 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. 0,7kg head, 24''/61cm hickory handle, sheath.
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.
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.
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