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Gransfors Bruks Splitting Hatchet

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Splitting Hatchet


  EAN 7391765439000
Weight: 1500 g         11 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Splitting Hatchet is an excellent splitting axe from Swedish company Gransfors. Each axe head comes individually stamped with the smith's initials, while the handle features an exclusive embossed Ray Mears logo.

Please note that this axe features the exclusive 'Ray Mears Bushcraft' logo on the handle and not the Gransfors Bruks logo.

As with all Gransfors products, each axe is of excellent quality; hand-forged and made using traditional Swedish methods.

This axe is forged and ground to a concave, giving a thinner blade at the bit. This design helps the axe to go fast into the wood, splitting efficiently when the thicker part hits and pushes the wood apart. This model is ideal for one-handed splitting and the chopping of stove wood.

  • Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on handle
  • Head weight: 2.5 lb
  • Handle: 48 cm hickory handle with circular grooves at the grip
  • Steel collar below the head
  • Protective leather sheath included
  • 20 year guarantee
  • Total weight: 1.5 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 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

Gransfors Bruks Splitting Hatchet is rated 5/5 based on 11 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 11

  This is another fine axe from Gransfors Bruks. It's a heavy axe that splits wood effortlessly. Will last a lifetime if looked after.  

  Julian Grail
27th July, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 11

  I wanted to buy a small axe, mainly for preparing fire wood for a log burner but also for a few general tasks. I considered various GB axes but after discussing my requirements with Woodlore decided on the Splitting Hatchet. I am not one for writing reviews, but feel compelled to let others know what a fantastic tool this is. It has performed flawlessly, splitting logs with ease - some much bigger than I expected it to tackle. Some large knots require a little more effort but this axe is an absolute pleasure to use for the intended purpose. The head is a good weight and the slight scoring on the bottom of the handle, which I was initially sceptical about, does provide some extra grip as intended. The handle, which seems rather dry when new, has now had several coats of boiled linseed oil, that I carefully applied with 0000 wire wool, and is now looking and feeling much better for it. The hatchet has quickly become one of my favourite possessions and I look forward to using it for many years to come. Thank you Woodlore for an impeccable service, as always.  

  David Hunt
11th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 11

  Quality item and great for smaller stuff for kindling.  

  Julian Hamer
3rd September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 11

  Have used this axe for splitting logs for my wood burner in my cabin in the garden, perfect tool for the job, completely effortless.....look forward to the job now!!  

  Andrew Smith
20th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 11

  As is always the case with anything from Gransfors Bruk the head is exceptional. I was expecting the handle to be textured for grip, as shown in the picture, but what I wasn’t expecting was for it to look quite so unfinished and rough to the touch with visible sharp splinters sticking out. Nothing that hasn’t been sorted out with a light rubbing down with some fine sandpaper and quite a few coatings of boiled linseed oil. The handle is now smooth to the touch, but still textured to give a good extra level of grip over a plain smooth handle. What has been a disappointment though has been the quality of the leather sheath, which is half the thickness of what I received with my Small Forest Axe and Wilderness Axe. I would say 2mm if not thinner. For the price paid I would expect something fit for purpose, which I don’t consider this to be. In a strange twist to fate the sheath for the SFA fits well, so I will be looking for a custom sheath for the SFA and will just swap this one out. The head weight to handle length is perfect for single hand use, and the hatchet performs excellent for splitting small-medium size rounds down for the log burner. Overall I would say the functionality and head quality outweigh the negative aspects which I’ve found on this occasion, and I would recommend, but just be aware that the fit and finish is not in the same league as my other forest axes.  

  Phil Mountford
25th May, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  6 of 11

  Awesome service by Ray Mears team and awesome fire pit hatchet. Small enough for one hand use but splits well above its weight class. This and a folding silky saw is all you need to keep a fire going on the go. A+ craftsmanship.  

  Christopher Keegan
27th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 11

  The splitting hatchet was my first Gransfors Bruks purchase. It's a cracking bit of kit pun the phrase. I used it splitting some quite large rounds of maple and ash. Instead of using a larger maul this little beauty can do the job in wood that has little or few knots. I purchased it for that type of work plus kindling. Great bit of kit. Be very careful as the splitting axe is really very sharp.  

  David Whitfield
2nd April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 11

  Superb quality as expected from Granfors Bruks. The profile of the head makes it bite into the endgrain and split firewood effectively. Splits Australian hardwood with ease. Also great for kindling. Very quick delivery too.  

  Nick Souter
3rd July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 11

  Could not rate higher. Excellent product and shipped promptly all the way to New Zealand. Thanks so very much.  

26th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 11

  First class product. Extremely we'll made. Fit for purpose. Highly recommended.  

  Geoffrey Salt
11th July, 2014

Rated: 5/5

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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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