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Hultafors Arvika 5 Star Felling Axe Head

$199.00

Hultafors Arvika 5 Star Felling Axe Head

Large felling axe head designed for competition and serious chopping. The design of the head is inspired by Australian Racing Pattern Axes, polished and heavy with a convex grind edge. The axe is hand forged and made from Swedish quality steel in the forge at Hults Bruk. Our forging tradition goes goes back as far as 1697, and the steel head is struck over 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.

  • Head weight 2000gms (4 1/2lbs).
  • Sharpen before use.

The axe head weight can vary due to the forging process, they’re not all exactly 2000gms

Hults Bruks has forged axes for over 300 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 park of Hults Bruk’s production. Today Hults Bruk is a mixture of 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 colour, 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.

Availability: 1 in stock (can be backordered)