Hultafors Ekelund Hunting 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.
With its ground neck and medium-weight head, the Ekelund hunting axe is ideal for easier forestry work as well as for skinning game with great precision. This makes it your perfect hunting partner. It is also an ideal gift for any hunting enthusiast.
The name of this axe comes from Gunnar Ekelund, the squire who initiated axe production at a larger scale in Hults Bruk in 1870 - 1875.
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. Hand forged in Sweden, 0.85Kg head, 20"/50cm hickory handle, leather sheath.