Granfors Bruks

Jeff Bruce

Jeff Bruce

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I have a question, Do you guys recommend getting a nice axe like a Granfors Bruks, Or should I just buy something like a coldsteel or a collins? Is it worth it and if so, what is the best general purpose GFB(Granfors Bruks) axe? Would it be the small forest axe?
 
bootboy

bootboy

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Get the Scandinavian forest axe. This is a great axe. 25” handle. 2.5 lbs. excellent general purpose axe.


I also have the American felling axe, but it’s to big for anything but full swings when chopping or pounding wedges.
 
SimonHS

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You will love the quality, possibly to the point of getting a cheaper 'beater' axe to take the heavy wear and tear.

I wanted a mid-size maul and got a good deal on the GB Small Splitting Maul, second from the left in the group photo attached.

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sand sock

sand sock

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i have a older wetterlings, i believe it is a hunters or wildlife hatchet. i would buy a gransfor brux small forest in a heart beat, if i could afford to do so. put some grip tape on the lower handle and go. they sharpen up easilly and hold a edge. i think the lower lobes on the head , help keep the handle tight and protec it. i spike logs with mine like a hookeroon , to keep from bending over. it taps my plastic wedges. you want something with a large knob on the but. so you dont slip.
canadian outdoor equiptment has had the best prices recently
 
tlzkaasen

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I have few Gransfors Axes and this little hatchet gets used the most for just day to day use. I do plan to add a nice Gransfors forest Axe at some point this winter prior to starting back my habitat projects on my farm.

Good luck and I do feel they are worth the price.


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