Handforged axes

Since 1902

Why Gränsfors Bruk?

Everything that is produced requires resources, and all these resources have some impact on our environment and on people. The resources we use and what we use these resources for is a question of responsibility. 

We see it as a combination of environmental, functional and human responsibility.

As a company, we have unlimited responsibility for the big picture and it is our obligation to work on these issues at all times in order to achieve more sustainable development in the world.

Gränsfors Bruk has been manufacturing hand-forged axes for over 100 years. Every single axe is designed specifically to fulfil a particular function, with a constant focus on high quality and area of application.

There has also been a strong focus on producing axes with sound green credentials, avoiding any unnecessary consumption of natural resources.

A lot of effort has also gone into developing a product while we care about the people who have created it.

With this in mind, Gränsfors Bruk has defined three criteria that must be met when we manufacture our axes.

  • We shall manufacture axes with the best possible function for the axe’s area of application.
  • We shall manufacture axes that have as little impact as possible in our environment.
  • We shall manufacture axes with respect for the people who create them.

Making a good product from the above perspective is our way of showing responsibility to you, the person who will buy and use the product, to our environment and to our employees.

We do, however, acknowledge that there is even more to be done and we have therefore tried to take our corporate responsibility one step further through Agenda 2030.


Gränsfors Bruk’s axes are divided into four different categories, based on their specific areas of use. The four categories are: Forest Axes, Splitting Axes, Log-building and Carpentry Tools and Double Bit Axes.

In addition to the axes, there is also a selection of other axe related products.


For more than ten years, Gränsfors Bruk has been running a range of courses in forging. The courses are available in different degrees of difficulty, depending on previous experience, and last a varying number of days depending of the course.



Courses in Gränsfors 2023

21 December, 2022

For many years, Gränsfors Bruk has offered courses in traditional forging and timbering. We will do the same this year! The course program for 2023 is now published – you can find it here: Course program 2023 If you want…

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It’s here – Gränsfors Bruks Coffee table book is now availble in English!

3 August, 2022

In November, it was released in Swedish. We heard you when you requested it in more languages. And soon the wait is over. In a few days, you will be able to order the new book about Gränsfors Bruk in…

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From steel to axe

11 July, 2022

Follow us behind the doors to Gränsfors Bruks forge and see how our axes are produced. From steel to finished ax. We have collected movies with tips and information about our axes and how to take care of them under…

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The Axe Dance – Listen to the tones of Gränsfors Bruk

8 June, 2022

In 2021, the composer Thomas von Wachenfeldt composed the Yxdansen specially, on behalf of Gränsfors Bruk. It is used, among other things, in our new corporate film. The task Thomas was given was to capture in music the feeling of…

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  • Gränsfors Bruk has committed over 100 years to manufacturing and developing axes. Every axe is specifically designed to meet a particular function, with a tireless focus on high quality and area of use. A considerable amount of effort has also been put into producing axes with sound green credentials, avoiding any unnecessary consumption of natural…

  • It was in the late 1980s, that Gränsfors Bruk took a step back to a more traditional, craft-based system of production again. Something that had been the standard long ago. Knowledge about axes, their function and environmental issues became the guiding light for axe production. The restructuring was based on the insight that when you…

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