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Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe



Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

£107.00

  EAN 7391765420008
Weight: 900 g         163 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe is a classic tool of the outdoors and remains the best-selling model from the revered Gransfors range. Thanks in large part to its longstanding reputation for reliability, ease of use and superb build quality, it is arguably the most popular axe in the world of bushcraft. Indeed, Ray Mears heralded this model as "the number one axe choice for bushcraft" for many years, until the release of the Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Wilderness Axe collaboration in 2010.

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

The Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe is an excellent all-round choice for woodworking in the outdoors. It features a larger head and longer handle than the Wildlife Hatchet model, and therefore provides more chopping power. However, the Small Forest Axe is still small enough to fit into a rucksack.

The Small Forest Axe is excellent for felling trees and limbing, and the length of the handle means that it can be used efficiently with one hand or pressed to bigger jobs with two.

Each axe is forged using traditional methods in the same factory, situated in the Swedish village of Gränsfors. As a guarantee of quality, each axe head is individually stamped with the smith’s initials.

Details:
  • Exclusive Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on handle
  • Protective vegetable-tanned leather sheath included
  • Comes complete with a copy of the Gransfors Axe Book
  • 20 year guarantee
  • 49 cm hickory handle
  • Weight: 900 g

  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.

Shipping

  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

Returns

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
Etchingham
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

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Product Reviews

Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe is rated 5/5 based on 163 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 163

  It's a very good product. It's already in use.  

  Ipqihc
7th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 163

  Good for the size but can find it a bit hard to cut through logs but other than that brilliant and you can grip up on the head and cut food and feather stick etc which works perfectly.  

  Donna Fairman
31st December, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 163

  I'm thrilled with this Gransfors Bruks Ray Mears Small Forest Axe and the customer service was tops! The axe is gorgeous and immediately I knew it was crafted by a master, someone highly skilled who LOVED doing their craft. It was well wrapped and secured. It is the sharpest chopping, bush tool out of the box that I've ever purchased. The wood is incredible! So smooth and gorgeous and it came well oiled. The leather sheath is gorgeous too! Oiled and freshly made. Workmanship and quality? NONE BETTER! I am still in awe of the beauty of the grain of the wood and how perfectly it fits into the head which is amazingly sharp and perfect. Thank you for a great long distance experience! Thank you to Mikael Sundberg, the smith who crafted my axe. Highest praise for this fine axe and sheath.  

  Melissa Moss
5th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 163

  Good piece of kit, perfect grains with the Ray Mears Logo on the handle.  

  Khwanchai Juangngoo
30th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 163

  This little axe is well balanced and can be used with one or two hands. Though keep in mind that it is best suited for softwood such as pine and spruce, I tried it on the hard wood (elm) and it did OK but required quite an effort on my side. The axe came without a metal wedge on top of the axe handle which was kind of a disappointment to me but then I read that Gransfors Bruks claims that their handling process had improved and small axes no longer require a metal wedge. Also, the axe handle was rather sharp at the side of the axe blade which would hurt my hand while working with it - that was easily solved by using a sanding paper. I then treated the axe with a mixture of boiled linseed oil and bees wax for a week every day and the color tuned out to be beautiful! Very satisfied with the service by Woodlore - the axe was shipped the same day the order was placed and I received it in Kazakhstan in about 7-8 days, thank you guys!  

  Viktor Ragulin
6th November, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  6 of 163

  A stunning axe, the craftsmanship and passion put into the production of this axe is reflected wonderfully in the final product. One of my favourite tools to use. It has been a pleasure purchasing and using this axe and I would heartily recommend the Woodlore service.  

  Scott
4th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 163

  Excellent piece of kit and fantastic service from Woodlore. As you'll have read elsewhere, this is shaving sharp as supplied and balances nicely. It's a gift for someone so haven't used it yet but wish I'd bought myself one as well! Ordered midday Tuesday, in my hand by 10am Wednesday. Superb. I knew Gransfors were great as I have 2 already but very impressed with Woodlore and heartily recommend them. Spot on.  

  Gareth Dixon
26th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 163

  This is a fantastic axe! It is my first GB, and I can see why they are so highly regarded for craftsmanship and quality. This model, (Small Forest Axe), balances well, has nice weight for use, yet is not too large to fit inside a rucksack. It was also a pleasure dealing with Woodlore. The price, including shipping, was fair, and I got it over here in the US very quickly!  

  Will Keay
16th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 163

  Perfect piece of kit to take wild camping. Watch Ray Mears instructional video on using the axe online.  

  Craig Bowden
26th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 163

  I had previously owned a SFA and always regretted parting with it. My new axe arrived shaving sharp and I have used it on six occasions for quite heavy work.....it has lived up to my expectations.......highly recommend this product!  

  David Michael Jewitt
19th July, 2018

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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