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  • Here in Gränsfors we have an axe museum with over 2000 axes. Since we do not have the possibility to open the museum this summer due to Corona we have decided to start posting small stories once a week about some of the axes you can find here. These are not axes that we sell…

  • Fire preparations 🙌 Are you like us and love spending time chopping the firewood into small pieces to create heat and, in our opinion, a perfect cooking fire? #gransforsbruk #responsiblymadeinsweden 🪓 🪓 🪓 🪓 🪓 #axe #yxor #bushcraft #outdoors #craftmanship #blacksmith

  • Have a nice weekend and don´t forget to give your axe family some love! 💚 #gransforsbruk #responsiblymadeinsweden 🪓 🪓 🪓 🪓 🪓 #axe #yxor #bushcraft #outdoors #craftmanship #blacksmith

  • The summer is around the corner and maybe it´s time to learn new skills? Gränsfors Log-building and Carpentry Tools have been specially developed for use in log house building, carpentry and wood sculpting. These axes and tools have been designed in collaboration with expert woodsmen and carpenters. The Gränsfors Mortise Axe is a specialist axe…

  • Say welcome to our Gränsfors Leather Wax! Regular lubrication of your axe’s sheath will make the leather smoother and water-repellent, and also extend the life of the axe sheath. Our Leather Wax is manufactured in Sweden using 100 percent natural raw materials. It consists of Lanolin, cold-pressed, unrefined organic sunflower oil, beeswax, and pitch oil…

  • The Blacksmiths mark. Our declaration that the axe has been well made and approved by the smith. Who made your axe? 📸 @isabella.stahl #gransforsbruk #responsiblymadeinsweden 🪓 🪓 🪓 🪓 🪓 #axe #yxor #bushcraft #outdoors #craftmanship #blacksmith

  • Don´t forget to give your axes some love ❤️ Gränsfors Oil is an environment-friendly and completely non-toxic oil manufactured in Sweden. The oil is 100 per cent unsaturated fatty acids sourced from linseed oil. As the oil dries, it forms a protective film of linoxin. We recommend that you treat the axe handle with the…

  • 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…

  • Gränsfors Forest Axes are made to be used in the forest for everything from felling large trees to limbing small logs. The distinguishing feature of Forest Axes is a long, rounded edge, with a flat elongated axe head. Forest Axes are specially designed to cut across the grain of the wood fibres, for example when…

  • After coarse grinding, the edge is hardened by heating it to 820°C and then rapidly cooling it in water. The hardening makes the steel much harder, but also rather brittle. To remove the stresses in the steel caused by the forging and hardening, the steel needs to be tempered, which involves keeping the axe heads…

  • The Gränsfors Large Splitting Axe can be used for splitting all types of firewood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit. The axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader section pushes apart the wood. The handle has a protective…

  • A great axe is made by several hands. The blacksmith forges the axe, but the axe head is not done until it´s sharpened, hardened and tempered. Our grinders have special education in grinding to make your axe as sharp and strong as possible. Our axes are made by people and it´s the accumulated skills of…