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Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe


  EAN 7391765430007
Weight: 1200 g         21 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.

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.

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

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 1st November 2019 age will be checked on delivery.


  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 21 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 21

  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

  2 of 21

  A very good Gransfors axe!!  

10th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 21

  Beautiful axe, excellent price!  

  Thomas Campbell
21st October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 21

  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

  5 of 21

  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

  6 of 21

  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

  7 of 21

  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

  8 of 21

  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

  9 of 21

  Order process went smoothly, great price. The axe I received was beautiful, well built and showed of high quality craftsmanship. The axe performs well, I will pass this tool onto my children and grandchildren. My overall experience with the Ray Mears Bush craft site was excellent. The axe head fits properly, the steal is of excellent quality, and the handle grain is outstanding. I own 14 hatchets and axes and this may well become my favourite. Thank you for the high quality Axe.  

  James H Lukins
27th September, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 21

  The axe was perfect and the shipping was very prompt. I wish you offered the American Felling Axe.  

  Benjamin Leborys
15th September, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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