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Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe


  EAN 7391765430007
Weight: 1200 g         23 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe is a full-sized, two-handed axe from Gransfors. Each axe head comes individually stamped with the smith's initials, while the handle features the embossed Ray Mears Bushcraft logo.

This axe is of excellent quality, hand-forged and made using traditional Swedish methods. With a 64 cm helve, an experienced axe user will have sufficient strength to use it one-handed.

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

Ray reserves this axe for use almost exclusively in boreal forests in winter where the demands of limbing snow-covered branches and chopping into the tight grain of slow-growing timber present tough work. This is a beautiful axe to use, with a pleasing weight and swing.

For those of you with an interest in axe-forging or blacksmithing, we recommend taking a look at the Swedish Blacksmithing Book.

Protect your axe head from rust and corrosion by applying a small amount of Camellia Oil to the blade.

  • Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on handle
  • Total Weight: 1.3 kg
  • Head Weight: 0.75 kg
  • 64 cm hickory handle
  • Protective leather sheath included
  • 20 year guarantee

  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

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Product Reviews

Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe is rated 5/5 based on 23 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 23

  Great axe but prefer the Small Forest Axe for more control and ease of use personally, although I can see advantages over the Small Forest Axe depending on situation.  

  Jason Shon
12th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 23

  This is a superb tool and, to my mind, offers far greater flexibility than the Small Forest Axe. Felling with it is a pleasure as the blade geometry and thickness, along with the weight of the head, allows easy cutting. Although not really designed for splitting, it performs this task readily with the greater weight and handle length making the more stubborn logs split with greater ease. I have also used it for some minor carving tasks: producing feather sticks works well but the handle length made roughing out work for spoons a little clumsy. I am really pleased to be able to get my hands on one of these axes at last; I am sure that it will be an heirloom that is handed down once I've finished with it. My only gripe is the rather cheap and nasty masks that Gransfors include - a tool of this quality deserves better, so I will break out the leather to fashion something more fitting for it. As ever, the service from Woodlore was exemplary.  

  Richard Tiley
31st October, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 23

  Beautiful axe with perfect balance, heft and scary sharp blade. I’ve used it a bit and really enjoy it. It now lives in my truck and will go with me on the road and trail.  

  Kevin Lee Mccoy
3rd April, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 23

  A very good Gransfors axe!!  

10th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 23

  Beautiful axe, excellent price!  

  Thomas Campbell
21st October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 23

  This axe is fantastic, I own 16 different axes of various shapes and sizes. But, this is the one my kids fight over. It is big enough to fell a tree but small enough to dress a fish. (Both of which I've done) the edge retention is amazing and not hard to hone. The only thing I don't like about it is the sheath, one rivet seems to be placed a little inside of where it should be which allows it to bump against the blade. Outside of that everything is fantastic, the grain orientation is ideal, very well balanced and indexes like a knife. Woodlore was great, being in the US I was concerned about shipping but everything was handled quickly and orderly, very nice people. I appreciate the savings and doing business with them.  

  Jason Grace
7th September, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 23

  Great service and fast shipping, even though I am in the Far East. Superb craftsmanship by MF. Thanks to Woodlore Team for their great service.  

  Khwanchai Juangngoo
28th August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 23

  Brilliant axe. I own the Small Forest Axe aswell and this is great for jobs when you need a bit more oomph, with this and the Small Forest you can just about do any job you would need an axe for whether it is felling, limbing or splitting I would say they're jack of all trades, master of none.  

  Matthew Vincent
16th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 23

  This axe is amazing! Best quality axe I've ever held and the manufacturing process is the main topic of cool when speaking to others about this axe. I'm going to buy one gransfors bruks axe a year until I have the entire line-up. Don't hesitate, just buy this axe..  

  Michael Davis
15th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 23

  An absolute gem of an axe. I have always wanted an axe that I could carry on my pack, and I have several, but this is by far the best size you could ask for. The quality is superb and arrived in record time from England to California. Even in the states I could not find this axe nor could I even find it for this price, what a great deal. The handle on this axe is not marked with Gransfors Bruks but rather is branded with Ray Mears Bushcraft and I love it. The head is marked by Gransfors Bruks and is also stamped with the makers name and is also of great quality and sharp out of the box.  

  Chris Anderson
11th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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