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Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Wilderness Axe Handle

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Wilderness Axe Handle


Weight: 500 g         3 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Wilderness Axe Handle is, as the name suggests, a replacement handle for the Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Wilderness Axe.

Each Gransfors axe is sold with a handle, however, if a spare or replacement is needed, this is the exact same design as that which comes fitted as standard.

Old traditions have been embraced and adapted to the demands of today’s users. The ergonomic shape provides a steady, comfortable grip on the handle, even at arm’s length. The Gransfors Bruks's handle is made from hickory, the perfect wood because it is both strong and flexible, with long, parallel fibres. This increases the life of the handle and thus helps reduce consumption of nature’s resources.

The wood is dried before turning. This is so that the wood will not dry out any further and shrink, once the axe head has been set on the handle. One of the most common causes of an axe head coming loose from its handle is that a green, undried handle has been used, which then dries out, shrinks and comes loose.

In order to further improve the quality of the handle, it is soaked in hot linseed oil. The handle is then treated with beeswax to make it more resistant to dirt and water.

  • Length: 60 cm
  • Ray Mears Bushcraft logo
  • Material: Hickory
  • Handle only

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  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Product Reviews

Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Wilderness Axe Handle is rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 3

  Purchased a spare handle for the Ray Mears Wilderness Axe. Beautifully grained and superbly finished. Timely delivery and usual high quality service.  

  David White
8th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 3

  This spare axe handle seems much more refined than the handle which came with the axe. The wood is also much lighter in colour than the original, and is an exact colour match for my Small Forest axe. Minimal smoothing required. Very fast shipping. Overall very pleased with this purchase.  

  Phil Mountford
11th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 3

  I needed to add a metal wedge to my Wilderness Axe, and I did a lousy job... off center with a bit of a crack on the side, up at the very top of the handle. Probably would not have caused any functional problems but this axe is so sweet, so capable, I want it be perfect. Replacement handle was shipped promptly, and the grain tightness and orientation is even better than the original.  

  Brad Gadberry
22nd May, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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