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Gransfors Swedish Carving Axe

Item #147566
$179.00
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4.5

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Product Information:

A chop axe for hewing bowls and other wooden objects, artistic woodcarving and architectural work.

This axe is specifically designed for the carver and sculptor using traditional forging methods. The characteristic curved edge, carried well above the head's eye, the position of the edge in relation to the handle and the wide beveled face make this axe a good carving tool. The axe has a 4 3/8" face, a 14" hickory handle and weighs 2 lbs. Each axe is shipped razor sharp and includes a very complete book on use and care of your new carving axe. Made in Sweden. Premium quality axes, hand-forged at Gränsfors Bruks, a family owned forge in a small town in Sweden. As a matter of pride, when the smith is finished and satisfied with his work he marks the head with his initials beside the company's crown label. Each axe is sharp and ready to cut, has a hickory handle and leather sheath.


  • 4 3/8" face
  • 14" handle
  • Wide beveled face
  • Comes with a grain-leather sheath
  • Includes 20 Year Product Warranty
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    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (2)
    • Well built / quality (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

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    5.0

    Beautiful Tool

    By  Tom

    from Marin County, CA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Gransfors Swedish Carving Axe :

    Awesomely beautiful tool.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Great Axe for Roughing

    By  Desert Wood Guy

    from Southern California

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Hefty
    • Right Size
    • Sharp out of the box

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Rough Shaping
    • Roughing out bowl blanks

    Comments about Gransfors Swedish Carving Axe :

    I bought this axe to use for roughing out Swedish bowl blanks on the recommendations of a few woodworking forums. I wanted a very high quality axe and this does not disappoint. It is deadly sharp when delivered and the sheath is high quality. The notch that allows you to grip the axe near the head is great for fine control. I was a bit disappointed that the axe is a double bevel and not a single bevel axe, since I plan to use it to remove bark as well. None of the specs listed by Woodcraft cites it is double bevel. Most Gransfors Carving Axes are sold single bevel.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Gransfors Carving Axe

    By  Chip maker

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Great axe blade shape
    • Great handle
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Well made

    Cons

    • Head on the heavy side

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Rough hewing bowlsblanks
    • Rough hewing carvings
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Gransfors Swedish Carving Axe :

    I love using this axe. Although the head is heavier than I would like. The handle fits my hand great & the tool is well made. This tool is made with the old fashioned quality that every tool used to be made with. Of course it is pricy, but well worth it. It will be around long after I am gone. It also comes with a heavy leather blade cover. A old friend recently gave a broad axe that had been in his family over 100 yrs. The Gransfors axe reminds me of this one.

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