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Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe with Gransfors Logo


  EAN 7391765420008
Weight: 900 g         23 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. From 1st November 2019 age will be checked on delivery.


  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 23 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 23

  Good work by Gransfors' smith MF.  

  Khwanchai Juangngoo
7th March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 23

  Love the axe. Already used it on an overnight bushcraft trip and it was all I hoped for. Came very sharp and lived up to the hype.  

  William Branham
2nd January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 23

  Service was perfect and all delivery etc was quick. My girlfriend purchased the axe and said the service was “amazing”. The axe - the handle grain was very good, well within the acceptable variance from perfect. GB states it has been dipped in linseed oil and then beeswax. I’m not an expert but it seemed a very light coat if any at all which was fine for me as I wanted to apply my own oil and wax. It took coats on very well. Very small ding or two in the handle, sanding marks etc but a beautiful handle over all. GB seems to have changed how they hang the handle as this does not have the three leg metal pin holding the wedge I’ve seen in other GB axes. There were a few gaps between the head and the handle on the bottom but I would expect this from a hand forged tool and filled them with beeswax. The sheath - it’s a very nice sheath though I do think it felt like a thinner, lighter leather is used compared to a friends older axe. Still feels and looks of a very good quality. The head - looking at the blade I noticed there were two very small chips and the blade edge is not a perfect grind. I checked the edge with my thumb and it felt quite sharp though. Gave it the arm hair test and it shaved it clean! So..can’t complain there. Overall - very pleased with the site, impressed in fact. Very happy with the product though I do feel perhaps some standards of GB have changed to meet demand. Would still buy another one today and have already started looking at their splitting mail. I would definitely buy from Woodlore and the Ray Mears site again.  

  Ray Morris
1st January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 23

  Love my new axe. Well balanced and made. Great service.  

  Canadian Lost In London
31st October, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 23

  Arrived quickly. Great bit of kit. A pleasure to use!  

25th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 23

  Let’s be honest, any Gransfors Bruks product is world class. My only minute request would be related to the handle. It was a bit rough. Of course I treat all my handles with boiled linseed oil but it could have been a bit more factory refined.  

  Jason Wagner
21st September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 23

  Lovely axe, wasn't razor sharp but remedied that without too much effort.  

  Stephen Makin
16th September, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 23

  If there’s an ultimate bushcraft camp axe, this is it. It’s profiled excellently and cuts through wood like butter! I now want a bigger one to match!  

  Tyler White
14th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 23

  Worth every penny for this Gransfors Axe  

  Andrew Frost
30th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 23

  Good Axe for outdoor Activities!  

  Khwanchai Juangngoo
28th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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