Woodlore — School of Wilderness Bushcraft  

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo


  EAN 7391765420008
Weight: 900 g         32 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

  Under UK law, this item can only be sold to persons over 18 years of age. Woodlore will need to verify your age before your order is dispatched and a check will also be carried out upon delivery. This item cannot be delivered to a locker.

Out of Stock

This item is very popular and is currently out of stock. To be notified by e-mail as soon as it comes back in to stock, please sign up for a restocking notification below.


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

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 30 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

Product Reviews

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo is rated 5/5 based on 32 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 32

  I have been using a hatchet for small tasks over the last year but really wanted to get my first proper axe as I can appreciate how valuable a tool it is for so many things. This axe seemed like the obvious choice, even though sometimes a part of me isn't keen to buy a product that's so 'popular'. Having got the axe I realise that there's of course a reason that Gransfors axes are the go-to and I'm really pleased with mine. I loved the addition of the axe book which just adds to the experience of understanding where your axe has come from and why it's a quality product. Very happy.  

  Ross Graham
6th January, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 32

  Quality item and great service, arrived no hassle and as expected  

  Beau M
19th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 32

  I'd been looking to buy one of these for a while and found it here at the best price. It's an awesome axe that I'm using for general bushcraft and wild camping needs. I'm certainly not disappointed with it and the delivery speed was amazing - it arrived in less than 24 hours!!  

  Adam Butler
12th August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 32

  I researched this product for a long time! I have always been a fan of Ray! In my opinion the axe I purchased is a quality product and to me it's more than a tool!! It's a thing of beauty I would highly recommend the Small Forest Axe as a generic bushcraft axe! Will definitely be making many more purchases.  

  Andy Baker
11th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 32

  Great quality axe and does what it says on the tin, however shaft of the axe required the removal of raised grain refinishing with linseed oil also the axe shaft had a smell of fish what I can only imagine to have been treated with flaxseed oil that being said very happy with the product after a small amount of rework which I happen to enjoy anyway, Would 100 recommend  

  Daniel Emmett
6th December, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  6 of 32

  Excellent Gransfors axe, excellent service.  

19th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 32

  A wonderfully versatile axe. Quality product with quality service from Woodlore.  

  Steven King
6th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 32

  Awesome and must have item. Great material and beautiful crafting.  

13th June, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 32

  Great service from Woodlore as always and received the axe in 24 hours. I have tried it out and I'm more than happy with it. The cutting edge was sharp and I didn't need to refine it. I like how the smith puts his initials on the head after he has made the axe and satisfied with its quality. The handle feels good in the hand when working with it. Gransfors Bruks are like the Rolls Royce of axe makers and this tool has to be used with respect and looked after. I also enjoyed reading the axe-book that came with it. My wife bought this axe for me as a gift (having had my old one for over 30 years). A great and fine item. Thanks to G.B. and Woodlore.  

  John Wind De Leigh
13th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 32

  Good work by Gransfors' smith MF.  

  Khwanchai Juangngoo
7th March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  Share your opinion!

Let other people know your thoughts on this product.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions on this item can be found here. If you have a question about this product, please contact us.

Does this axe come supplied with a leather sheath?
Does this axe come with a steel wedge?

© 2024 Woodlore Ltd · Terms & Conditions · Privacy & Cookie policy · All Rights Reserved.