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Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet


  EAN 7391765413000
Weight: 600 g         10 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet is an excellent small hatchet from Swedish company Gransfors. Each axe head comes individually stamped with the smith's initials, while the handle features the embossed Gransfors logo.

The distinguishing feature of this axe is its short handle relative to the size of its head. It is extremely practical to carry in your rucksack on forest walks, or to keep in the car as it takes up very little space. The shape of the sheath, which covers the edge and the top part of the poll, also stops the axe head cutting in to your rucksack. The Hand Hatchet makes an excellent scouting and camping axe. Despite its short handle, the axe can be used to fell small trees. It is also great for limbing and for splitting kindling and firewood.

  • Gransfors logo on handle
  • Handle: 24 cm hickory handle
  • Protective vegetable-tanned leather sheath included
  • 20 year guarantee
  • Total weight: 0.6 kg

  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 January 2020 age will be checked on delivery. This item cannot be delivered to a locker.


  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 Hand Hatchet is rated 5/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 10

  Great little axe and great service as usual. This will be used to cut kindling for the wood burner and accompanying me on camping trips.  

7th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 10

  I received notification by email that this axe was in stock albeit in small numbers. I placed my order straight away. The axe is far better than expected. Beautifully crafted throughout. Yes, there are axes out there that I’m sure would be perfectly functional at a fraction of the price but that argument could be used with most premium items. There is a ‘joy of possession’ that outweighs functionality. The axe head is hand forged and bears the initials of the smith who crafted it. The edge is razor sharp and the handle is perfectly shaped and has been dipped in hot linseed oil and than coated in beeswax. The leather head cover fits well and completes the axe. Highly recommend if you can get one!  

  Andrew Allison
16th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 10

  The overall hands-on feel of the Gransfors Bruks hand hatchet feels 'just right'; for my purpose, it serves as a bushcraft/carving axe and is used for small wood splitting type of work. It would have deserve 5 stars, but similar to some reviewers have observed, I also feel the axe is somewhat 'rough around the edges' and not quite deserving the 'premium' brand image; the handle is a bit rough and the fitting around the neck (? not sure if terminology is correct) is not completely 'tight'. I am not experienced enough with Gransfors Bruks to say whether this is normal, so I'll reserve my judgement. But if I was buying from a physical store with the choice to pick from a few, I probably would not have picked this one.  

  K. C.
12th December, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 10

  Hatchet arrived very quickly in Hong Kong. Perfect condition. The best axes there are. Great addition to my other Gransfors axes.  

  Alexander P J Viac
29th November, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 10

  Please be aware that a few of the Gransfors Bruks axes/hatchets now come with a slightly sticky 'varnish' to stop them from rusting. This means that they look like they are chipped, broken and damaged and used on first inspection but they are just covered in what I guess is a natural protector (as they tend to only use natural stuff) the edge is still sharp enough to shave with but bits of the roughened leather sheath etc will be stuck to the outside of the head. The coating will easily come off quickly with normal use. There is no official statement as of the time of this review but if you email them, they will explain. The handle is roughened purposely so do not expect a smooth finish to it. For double the price this item would still be a great purchase. Just know what it is meant for.  

  Sidney Turner
29th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 10

  Perfect small carving axe. Well balanced and feels great in the hand. Compact enough to carry in a rucksack. Very pleased so far  

20th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 10

  Bought this item for a friend, who crafts spoons and bowls by hand. He fell in love with it straight away and now wants to buy more axes. Great quality.  

  Mark Mills
13th March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 10

  Today, after 3 weeks finally I received my hatchet. I'm a 100% sure about the quality of the steel and forge..... however the handle really sucks. It is like a Ferrari with the cheapest Chinese wheels. When I opened the package to take the hatchet out, I got a splinter in my hand. If you need to raise the price to get sand paper grain 120, please do it, but please do not sell it this way.  

  John Anguita
22nd October, 2018

Rated: 2/5

Woodlore's Reply - 24th October, 2018
Dear John, thank you for your review. We are very sorry that it has taken so long for your hatchet to arrive with you. Unfortunately it can take some time for deliveries to arrive overseas, but we would usually expect delivery quicker than 3 weeks by Royal Mail. For this we apologise. Due to the use of a natural material for the handle, the wood might be affected by humidity and cold, hence it is important to take care of the handle. Some of the handles are more rugged than others, this might be such an example. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us in the office to resolve this matter.

  9 of 10

  Absolutely brilliant. I needed a new axe to shave with and this one was sharp enough out of the box.....  

  Alister Scott
31st July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 10

  Beautifully crafted hatchet, perfectly weighted. The blade is honed to such a keen edge I can slice paper with it. Striking branches reveals the weight of the metal but you can wear this on your belt as instructed in the axe book and it is no more heavy than the average collection of paraphernalia that everyone carries - e.g. you phone, keys etc. I recommend reading the accompanying axe book, this is a mine of information along with the details of manufacture of your unique hatchet – reading mine has made this hatchet of greater value to me.  

  Matthew Garcia
9th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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