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Hultafors Agdor 900gm Hatchet

$129.00

Hultafors Agdor 900gm Hatchet

A small axe for outdoor use in forests and open land. Made from blasted and clear-lacquered ironwork, it is also suitable for work in the garden.

The curved handle is made from Hickory, a strong and flexible wood.  The handle is treated with linseed oil.

  • Overall length 500mm (20″)
  • Head weight 900 gms
  • Simple leather sheath

See our webstore store for the fantastic Hultafors axe sharpening stone.  The perfect tool to keep your axe nice and sharp at all times.

Hults Bruks has forged axes for over 3oo years. Hults Bruk was originally founded in 1697 in the Hulta Valley in Southeastern Sweden.  Forging by hand began with nails for shipbuilding and iron bars.  In 1870 axes became a major part of Hults Bruk’s production.  Today Hults Bruk is a mixture of the new and the old, but the basic culture has not changed over the years.

The blacksmith’s workshop is the heart of Hults Bruk.  At every axe-forging machine there are two people working, one on either side.  The work starts by placing a piece of steel in an oven, to make it soft enough to reshape.  When the heated steel reaches the correct color, the two blacksmiths start to forge.  They form the head by hand, each after the other, step by step.  When they are satisfied with the shape of the head they finish it by stamping the well known “HB” mark into the axe head.

It is important that the edge of the axe is stong and solid.  The hardening master is responsible for giving the edge the correct hardness and ensuring that it will not be brittle.  This is done by heating up the axe head and cooling it rapidly.  The rough forging surface gives each axe head its own special character, which makes each axe unique.  The fixing of the handle is also done by hand with both a wooden and steel wedge.

VC Traders is an authorised Hultafors dealer.

FREE postage Australia wide.  For FREE delivery use coupon FREESHIP at checkout.

Please enjoy this quick video showing the axes being forged at Hultafors.

Availability: 2 in stock

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