Hultafors Arvika 5 Star Felling Axe (Free delivery use coupon FREESHIP)
Large felling axe 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 long and curved handle in American hickory provides maximum speed and force when felling trees.
Hand forged in Sweden using traditional methods in use since 1697. At Hults Bruk in Ostergotland this axe head is forged from Swedish high carbon steel of a consistently high quality.
The steel is struck many times until the axe attains its final form. This increases the density of the steel and therefore the durability and life of the axe.
The hardening method leaves a clear hard zone within which the axe can be sharpened whilst not detracting from the strength of the edge.
- 32″ (800mm) hickory handle treated with Linseed oil
- 2750 gms (6lb) overall weight
- 2000 gms (4.5lb) head weight
- Raw edge, needs sharpening prior to use
Sold with an Australian life time warranty against faulty manufacture.
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 strong 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: 3 in stock (can be backordered)