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Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo


Brand: Gransfors Bruks
  EAN 7391765420008
Weight: 900 g         9 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe is a classic tool of the outdoors, and remains the best-selling model from the revered Gransfors range. Thanks in large part to its longstanding reputation for reliability, ease of use and superb build quality, it is arguably the most popular axe in the world of bushcraft. Indeed, Ray Mears heralded this model as "the number one axe choice for bushcraft" for many years, until the release of the Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Wilderness Axe collaboration in 2010.

The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe is an excellent all-round choice for woodworking in the outdoors. It features a larger head and longer handle than the Wildlife Hatchet model, and therefore provides more chopping power. However, the Small Forest Axe is still small enough to fit into a rucksack.

The Small Forest Axe is excellent for felling trees and limbing, and the length of the handle means that it can be used efficiently with one hand or pressed to bigger jobs with two.

Each axe is forged using traditional methods in the same factory, situated in the Swedish village of Gränsfors. As a guarantee of quality, each axe head is individually stamped with the smith’s initials.

  • Original Gransfors Bruks logo on handle
  • Protective vegetable-tanned leather sheath included
  • Comes complete with a copy of the Gransfors Axe Book
  • 20 year guarantee
  • 49 cm hickory handle
  • Weight: 900 g

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  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom


Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo is rated 5/5 based on 9 customer reviews.

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  1 of 9

  Very good Gransfors axe.  

13th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 9

  Beautifully weighted, perfectly shaped and extremely sharp. I needed to clear 30 year old ivy from the trunks of a line of Ash trees, and this tool was the perfect tool for the job. Cuts clean as a whistle, no wrist ache, no awkward swing, a triumph of form and function. Highly recommended, and worth every penny. Mine's forged by TT.  

  Mark Studden
25th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 9

  Wow this axe is deceptively light considering its size. It is so easy to wield and its performance is awesome. I've applied boiled linseed oil to the handle as per Gransfors recommendations and the handle feels even better in the hands. I strongly recommend this tool. Superb service from Woodlore. Cheers.  

  David Angus
22nd June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 9

  Great piece of kit. So tactile, so sharp, so beautiful. It is a joy to hold and to use. I find myself seeking out more stuff to chop up.  

  Adam Getliff
16th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 9

  Great product, a lovely addition to my kit and looking forward to making a bow next year. The axe blade is very sharp, it actually cut through the leather protector when I returned it back after initial inspection.  

  Mark Cavalier
15th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 9

  Great axe for small tree limbing and wood work while at home or out in the field.  

11th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 9

  I bought this axe for my husband who loves it. It is beautifully crafted and truly the best quality axe there is on the market. Perfect for chopping kindling and light forestry. We love the beautiful leather sheath that it comes in.  

  Rita W-w
8th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 9

  I recently purchased the Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, and thought I'd spend a couple of nights up in the mountains to test it out. Upon first inspection, I noted the flawless design, beautiful handiwork, and it was razor sharp. The handle felt like it had been crafted for my hand, and while light enough to hook in my belt or store in my pack, it was weighted enough for some serious work. As it's winter here, that just what it did. Three days of splitting, chopping and carving and the edge is still a razor. The axe is so maneuverable that I barely pulled my knife out of its sheath. As someone who spends a lot of time in the bush, this is by far the best piece of equipment in my kit. I've always had axes, but this axe is more than just a peerless tool. It's a work of art. As a side note, the customer service I received was second to none. The response time to my e-mails and the updates of the shipping services to Australia were fantastic. I am one very happy camper.  

  James Mcdonald-jones
15th August, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 9

  Amazing quality as always from Woodlore and Gransfors. Have used the axe a lot since receiving it for wild camping and carving. Couldn't be happier, thank you very much.  

  David Slater
7th August, 2015

Rated: 5/5

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Does this axe come supplied with a leather sheath?

Yes, all axes by Gransfors Bruks come fitted with a leather sheath.

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