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Gransfors Bruks Small Splitting Axe

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Small Splitting Axe


  EAN 7391765441003
Weight: 1600 g         10 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Small Splitting Axe is a two-handed splitting axe from Gransfors, designed for splitting small stove wood. This axe can also be used one-handed due to its size.

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, the Small Splitting Axe is of excellent quality; hand-forged and made using traditional Swedish methods. Each axe head comes individually stamped with the smith's initials, while the handle features an exclusive embossed Ray Mears logo.

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.

Please note that this axe is not designed for pounding on a wedge, but is ideal for use with a chopping block.

  • Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on handle
  • Head weight: 2 lb
  • Face: 2 1/2"
  • Handle: 59 cm hickory handle with circular grooves at the grip
  • Steel collar below the head
  • Protective leather sheath included
  • 20 year guarantee
  • Total weight: 1.6 kg

  Under UK law, this item can only be sold to persons over 18 years of age. Please note that Woodlore will need to verify your age before your order can be dispatched.


  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 Splitting Axe 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

  What can I say....I already cut myself. So sharp, so beautifully made and I am going to buy a Large Splitting Axe soon. Thank you very much. P.s. also quick delivery.  

  Peter Gersi
19th March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 10

  Superfast delivery - this came to Russia in less than 2 weeks. The axe itself is a pleasure to work with. Good for working with one hand. Ideal for churbak 30 cm.  

  Aleksandr Matalov
19th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 10

  First time GB axe purchase and I am impressed. Magnificent quality. Bought this primarily for splitting already split firewood into smaller pieces and kindling for which it is superb. Buy the larger one if you are splitting bigger rounds.  

  Daniel Batten
18th April, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 10

  Really a good worker. Split firewood easily. Great materials, good design. The only disadvantage I find is the size, for me it is big for one hand use and small for use with two hands.  

  Luis L Vidal Fernandez
30th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 10

  An excellent axe, perfect for splitting logs, well made, perfect size and weight.  

  Wayne Campbell
24th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 10

  Purchased this for my husband's birthday. He only needed an axe for making kindling and this is perfect. He says 'It's like cutting butter.' Fast speedy service too. Thank you  

  S L Franklin
15th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 10

  Quality workmanship, lovely shape to handle and the working end. Light to use with one hand although solidly made and it will be something that lasts a long time for sure. Lovely for splitting wood for the stove fire and camp fire - highly recommended! Great communication and delivery by the Woodlore team also. Thanks guys!  

  Colin Campbell
6th May, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 10

  What an axe, it powers through 7x14 inch logs one-handed if you chock it up the handle a bit. The bigger stuff is a breeze, two-handed. Delivery was spot on, with loads of information. This is the second (GB) axe I've bought from Woodlore over the years, both great purchases.  

  Michael Flynn
6th January, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 10

  It was bought as a birthday present for my husband and he is thoroughly delighted with the axe. He uses it for chopping kindling and says it is most effective.  

  Wilma Swinton
28th January, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 10

  When using the small splitting axe it is possible to detect the knowledge of the axe's smith. The fine weight distribution between head and handle enables you to swing it evenly. The good length of the handle allows you to work at a safe distance from the chopping block. The symmetry incorporated into the blade enables it to prize apart wood along the grain. I found that I could use the small splitting axe to split logs efficiently using a fast action. I also noticed that by using a slower motion the weight, sharpness, and slender shape of the blade lended the small splitting axe to the task of completing splits in large sections of tree limb that had been found already with a split in it. This was possible by resting the sections on a chopping block and cutting along the split from a number of angles and then using the blade to carefully prize the two sides of the limb apart. I also found I could use the small splitting axe in the manner of a carpenter's axe by whittling away at the bark thus showing the wood's qualities.  

29th December, 2010

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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