Hultafors Hultån Hatchet (Free delivery use coupon FREESHIP)
Hultafors Hultån Hatchet
The Hultån Hatchet is Hultafors classic outdoor hatchet and your perfect outdoor companion, whether you are hiking in the wild or just need to work on the camp fire. Because of its versatility and light weight, Hultån has become a best seller. It is named after Hultån, the stream which once provided the forge with power. Today Hultån runs through a tunnel undernaeth Hults Bruk. Like all their axes, Hultån is hand forged and made from Swedish quality steel.
As part of the head forging process the steel axe is struick multiple times, thereby increasing its density and resulting in great 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.
The handle is made from American grown Hickory, a strong and flexible wood.
It has a shaft length of 375mm and a head weight of 500g and an overall weight of 805g. It comes standard with a leather sheath. It is sharpened by hand not machine, so it is exceptionally sharp. The hatchet can be stored in a backpack or bag and can easily be attached to a belt. It is designed for tradesman, hunters, farmers and craftsmen and comes nicely presented in its own gift box. It makes a very unique present for someone special.
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.
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Enjoy the video showing the craftsmen from Hultafors forging the axes in Sweden.
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