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Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe


Brand: Gransfors Bruks
  EAN 7391765425003
Weight: 500 g         19 reviews
The Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe is the lightest addition to our wide range of Gransfors Axes, and was developed with the help of Lars Falt.

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

As with all of their products, it 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.

The Outdoor Axe has been designed to have numerous uses: limbing trees, chopping and splitting firewood, and also as a heavy knife for wood carving or simply cutting food. Despite its size, the Outdoor Axe can even be used for felling trees when kneeling, thanks to its relatively long handle and heavy head.

The Gransfors Outdoor Axe was developed with the help of Swedish survival expert Lars Fält. As well as establishing the Swedish Defence Survival School, Lars has written 8 books on survival and outdoor skills over the years. Lars is also the course leader on Woodlore's very own Arctic Experience expeditions.

  • Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on handle
  • Weight: 500 g
  • Handle: 37 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. Please note that Woodlore will need to verify your age before your order can be dispatched.

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  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


Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe is rated 5/5 based on 19 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

5 15
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  1 of 19

  Great little axe for round the camp chores and light day wood trips. It's light but powerful for all round work.  

  Jason Nock
18th October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 19

  This axe itself would be really nice but was hafted offset to midline with a poor grind and a big gap at the back. This is of course the fault of Gransfors Bruks production line and should have never made it through quality control, however it should never have been sent to me in the first place. I sent it back to Gransfors Bruks and after some discussion they decided to send me a new axe free of charge. Bottom line is that GB makes a good axe and they stand behind their product. I hope that better inspection of axes is done before they are shipped out in the future. I am sure that if I contacted Woodlore they would have refunded my money or replaced the axe, but these things should not be necessary when you purchase a premium tool.  

  James Leighty
16th October, 2017

Rated: 3/5

Woodlore's Reply - 17th October, 2017
Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe arrived with you in a less than perfect condition. We do our upmost to ensure that all axes are checked when they arrive with us from Gransfors Bruks and when dispatched, but sadly this one has slipped through the net, for this we apologise. In future if you have any problems with any products that you order from us we would be happy to hear from you and will act quickly to resolve the problem. Thank you again for your feedback.

  3 of 19

  This is a very good Gransfors Bruks axe!  

16th October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 19

  A beautiful small hatchet, a beautiful tool to handle and carry even before using it. I've seen so many online reviews for this tool and the reviewers miss the point. Lars Falt designed it as a small lightweight hachet to easily carry on the belt and rucksack for quick and easy access and use. It's limited in use due to its size but the average field crafter can get by just fine doing the small essentials around camp i.e. preparing kindling, carving, preparing fire starter, any small job done with a good fixed handle bush knife. All said and done, it's worth the high price and there is a limited supply so buy one as soon as it becomes available. Highly recommended!! Great service from Woodlore, fast and efficient and I have no problem giving my money to Mr Mears; he is deserving of it and one of the better personalities in this media world. Keep up the good work Ray.  

  Kurt Finch
1st May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 19

  Excellent axe. I have wanted an axe like this for a long time and now I own it.  

  Mehmet Dikici
10th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 19

  Fantastic quality; a had crafted work of art! Delivered in a timely manner. Thank you.  

  Craig Millican
30th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 19

  This item is well made and functions great, the grain orientation is excellent which is always a factor when buying hand tools. This axe is very small and should really only be used for splitting kindling or small tasks for which it was intended. Raymers.com did an excellent job in shipping this product in a timely manner, and the price is the best I have come across thus far. Thank you!  

  Michael Santangelo
8th August, 2016

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 19

  OMG! Got this for my birthday and I love it. Have tried out some basic carving and am so impressed with the quality. I lightly sanded the handle then protected it with bees wax.  

  Dan Nelson
17th February, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 19

  Small axe with great capacity. Cuts large diameters better than I expected. Splitting wood goes easy and for wood carving projects very suitable due to the low weight. Fits easily in your backpack.  

  Sander Jolij
28th November, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 19

  Received quickly and it was packaged well. I purchased this from Woodlore because the colour of the handle is darker than anywhere else and because it is stamped Ray Mears instead of Gransfors Bruks. What I received was excellent, but the handle was a light color and the Ray Mears stamp was very lightly embossed. Due to the coating of Linseed Oil and Beeswax, to protect the handle, it won't except stain. I burnished it with a torch and recoated it with linseed oil to make it a little darker. No big deal. However the Ray Mears logo almost completely rubbed off with a single pass of fine sandpaper. Regardless, it is a fine product. I had read a review of the head being slightly out of alignment wtih the handle, and I found mine was the same. But still not a deal breaker. It's a fine hatchet, redesigned to be more axe-like, but I also desired this design as it is more tomohawk-like, with its longer, straight handle. All that said, I love it. I may rehandle it with wood I can stain darker, but it's not worth the timme at present. It's a great axe. I'm giving it 4 stars simply because of the embossed logos being so lightly applied and the picture on the Woodlore site showing it with a darker handle.  

  Roman Haag
27th July, 2015

Rated: 4/5

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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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