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Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe

Gransfors Bruks

Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe


Brand: Gransfors Bruks
  EAN 7391765425003
Weight: 500 g         16 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 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 on weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on 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.

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

Product Reviews

Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe is rated 5/5 based on 16 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 16

  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

  2 of 16

  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

  3 of 16

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

  Craig Millican
30th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 16

  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

  5 of 16

  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

  6 of 16

  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

  7 of 16

  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

  8 of 16

  This axe is a bit overpriced, yet exactly what I needed in regards to size, shape and weight. Service and shipping speed was excellent, as always from Woodlore. The axe itself seems to be of superb quality as well. Has a little roll on the heel from quality control which does not compromise usability. The sheath is kind of average but it does its job. I have yet to see how this axe will hold on after extended use. I gave this axe a five star rating because it is exactly what I needed and because of the hassle-free experience with Woodlore's service. If I had to configure price into the review I would not give a rating higher than four stars.  

15th July, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 16

  This gift was very well received. The axe came with a sheath which I hadn't realised, and bought a sheath separately. In the end I'm glad I did buy the separate sheath as the one that came with the axe split on the second day.  

  Jane Le Corre
2nd January, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 16

  This axe is amazing. Craftsmanship at its finest in a very handy package. In my opinion, this is essentially a tomahawk built to Gransfors Bruks standards. I can't say enough good things about it.  

  Juston Heer
16th April, 2014

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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