Hultafors Åby Forest Axe
Superseding the Classic Forest Axe comes the new Åby Forest Axe. Since 1697, Hultafors have been forging some of the finest axes in existence, but their flagship product, their magnum opus, if you will, is the Åby Forest Axe - an exquisite example of first-class steel-forging. The Hultafors Åby Forest Axe is a prime purchase among hardened bushmen because of its unique engineering and robust features. A sturdy, hickory heartwood handle offers its user a firm, solid grip with which to swing the dense, 58-59 HRC (determined by the Rockwell scale) hardened axe head.
The head of the axe is small and sharp giving the axe a good, balanced weight and an optimum swing. The steel has been hardened through the traditional Hultafors method that sees the steel forged by hand, and then struck multiple times until the axe is finally complete. This method makes the steel far denser and improves the overall durability of the axe. Hultafors can proudly claim that if used correctly, their axes can last a lifetime and their warranty backs up this claim.
Swedish Hultafors Axe
It is crucial that you have the right axe when you partake in bushcraft tasks because every axe has slightly different strengths and weaknesses. Picking an inferior make of axe could turn out to be quite costly - we've heard stories of bushmen having to replace axes soon after they were purchased because of a poor design, or simply because the steel wasn't good enough.
The Hultafors Åby Forest Axe is an excellent choice of axe for a variety of different camp site chores. Whether you want to chop up little bits of wood or hack away at something a little larger, the Åby Forest Axe from Hultafors is an excellent and practical choice for general purpose use.
With a Hultafors Åby Forest Axe at your disposal you will find that there are a number of things that are made significantly easier than if you were to purchase a low-budget axe. A low-budget axe will require a lot more maintenance and will likely be decommissioned after a few trips, whilst a Hultafors Åby Forest Axe has been designed in such a way that it is said to last generations with proper use.
What is the best axe for splitting wood?
One of the key uses of the Hultafors Åby Forest Axe is obviously for the chopping of wood, and whilst most axes are designed for this sole purpose, the engineering that has gone into the Åby Axe from Hultafors means that this particular axe will be able to chop far more wood than other, cheaper axes, for far longer. In fact, this is possibly our favourite all-round bushcraft axe here at Greenman Bushcraft.
- Weight (head): Approx. 700g
- Overall Weight: 1015g
- Overall Length: 60 cm
- Wooden handle from American hickory, treated with linseed oil
- Supplied with a sturdy leather sheath.
- Lifetime Guarantee included
- Please allow for variation in grain and colour of handle