Hultafors Aby Forest Axe (Free delivery use coupon FREESHIP)
The Hultafors aby
forest axe is a beautiful hybrid with many types of use. Aby 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. The axe is hand forged and made from Swedish quality steel in the forge at Hults Bruk.
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. Take care of your axe and it will stay a faithful companion for many years to come.
Hand forged in Sweden using traditional methods in use since 1967. At Hults Bruk in Ostergotland the axe heads are forged from Swedish axe steel of a consistently high quality.
The handle is made from American grown Hickory, a strong and flexible wood, and treated with linseed oil.
As part of the head forging process, the steel axe head is struck 40-60 times, thereby increasing its density and resulting in great durability. The hardening method leaves a clear hard zone within which the axe can be sharpened whilst not detracting from the strength of the edge.
Thanks to the quality and craftmanship of the axe, Hultafors is able to offer a lifetime (50 year) warranty on material and workmanship defects on the head of the axe.
It has a shaft length of 600mm (24″) a head weight of 700g and overall weight of 1015gms. It comes standard with a leather sheath, cardboard presentation box, Hultafors axe booklet and the warranty paperwork. It is sharpened by hand not machine, so it is exceptionally sharp.
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.
Availability: 2 in stock (can be backordered)
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