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Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet


Brand: Gransfors Bruks
  EAN 7391765415004
Weight: 600 g         31 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet Axe is the model most commonly used by beginners: it is the second-lightest of our axes, weighing in at approximately 600g. It is of excellent quality, hand-forged and made using traditional Swedish methods by Gransfors. Each axe head comes individually stamped with the smith’s initials.

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

With a length of only 34cm it is a very portable tool, making it an ideal axe to use when packing weight is an issue. This axe can only be used one-handed, and is effective for chopping firewood or light axe carving. This is a first-rate tool, so long as it isn't used to tackle jobs that require a heavier axe. It makes a great partner to the Laplander Cutting Saw for providing a fixed camp with plenty of sound firewood.

Please note that the Wildlife Hatchet no longer utilises a steel pin in the top of the handle. The process of attaching the axe head to the handle has been significantly improved, meaning that the steel pin is no longer necessary, and this change will not affect the functionality of the axe.

  • Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on handle
  • Weight: 600 g
  • Handle: 34cm 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. 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 14 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 Wildlife Hatchet is rated 5/5 based on 31 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 31

  Have procrastinated for years about buying this hatchet. So glad I finally got one. Beautiful to look at, beautiful to hold, great balance, scary sharp....now I am addicted  

  Barry Johnson
9th September, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 31

  This is a lovely little axe for carving, sharpening stakes or lopping off small or medium sized branches. It's going to find a lot of use in my Forest School.  

  Peter Cw
12th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 31

  A great little hatchet with the expected quality from Gransfors, ideally suited to small jobs around the camp such as preparing kindling, making tent pegs and tarp poles and kitchen tools as well as light carving i.e. spoons, mallets and so on. Very sharp and a great size for one handed light work about the camp. Carries well on the belt, in the hand and on the rucksack. Pricey but good value for money.  

  Kurt Finch
23rd March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 31

  A lovely little axe, a perfect weight and handle length for light work - anything up to felling small trees! Fantastic quality as you'd expect from Gransfors Bruks and woodlore together. Can't wait to get out and use it again! Definitely worth the purchase. I was initially unsure about buying such an expensive axe, but now it has arrived I can see why.  

  Adam Evans
5th February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 31

  A very well-balanced and finished hatchet.  

3rd February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 31

  Marvellous! Perfectly balanced. Looking for any excuse to use it.  

  Karla Tanner
31st January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 31

  Well, I never thought I'd review an axe with so much enthusiasm: I started this journey with youtube research and decided on this axe. It arrived promptly and even came with an instruction manual. It came out of the packaging with an edge that was very impressive. I am no woodsman yet but I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of use in the normal working scope. The components were very well made, and very reassuringly assembled. I am really happy if you hadn't guessed. Thanks to the team at Woodlore.  

  Rob Smith
19th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 31

  My order arrived very fast and in a good condition. This axe is a good tool for carving.  

16th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 31

  Very comfortable hatchet for spoon carving and splitting wood. Weighs 628g!  

  Ruslan Stepanov
20th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

Woodlore's Reply - 20th October, 2016
We are pleased to hear that you are happy with your new Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet Axe and we hope you enjoy many years of using it. Thank you for pointing out the weight difference on our description, I shall update our details.

  10 of 31

  Awesome axe really useful for carving though may struggle with heavier jobs  

  Mat Parkinson
12th October, 2016

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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