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Ray Mears Micro Froe

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Micro Froe


Weight: 248 g         2 reviews
The Ray Mears Micro Froe is used for preparing wood while out in the field or at home. It is collapsible making it safe to store while not in use and it packs away neatly.

Each Micro Froe is hand-forged exclusively for Woodlore by the esteemed British blacksmith Andrew Kirkham. Andrew has produced a number of items for Ray and Woodlore over the years, including our Folding Griddles and Ray Mears Crooked Knives. We are very happy to collaborate with him once again.

In his own words Andrew said:

I’m very happy to be producing this micro froe for Woodlore. It’s made with portability in mind. The blade is heat treated EN9 steel, and the shaft is made from Ash with an oil finish. It is perfect for small splitting tasks.
  • Cutting edge length: 112 mm
  • Overall length: 220 mm
  • Blade thickness: 4 mm
  • Weight: 248 g
  • Steel: EN9 Heat treated
  • Handle material: Ash
  • Handle length: 220 mm
  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Hand-forged
  • Removable handle
  • Made in the UK

  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.


  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

Ray Mears Micro Froe is rated 4/5 based on 2 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 2

  Hmmm. I'm a little conflicted about this one. I usually use a combination of hatchet and mallet to split my wood but thought I might try this as an alternative. It is certainly beautifully made but and this is a key criticism or observation here, the wooden handle is simply not long enough to make the job pleasurably easy. I will keep it as an alternative but it will not be included in my pack when I go out and about. Woodlore's legendary service continues apace but I feel that this Micro Froe is a bit of a damp squib.  

  Richard Tiley
11th January, 2022

Rated: 3/5

  2 of 2

  This is a curious piece for me. I’ve used larger froes for splitting and making shingles so I thought I might try this as a more portable alternative to an axe. It obviously needs a baton but that can be any reasonable chunk of wood. So far only used to make smaller splits for the fire and is very capable in that respect. I’m not sure how to use it for more craft applications, maybe a video on the Woodlore site would offer a few clues? It fits easily in my tool roll and is less conspicuous than an axe so has its niche especially in the UK where folks can be twitchy about blades.  

  Darrel Singh
4th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

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