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Gransfors Bruk Outdoor Axe 425

Original price $209.00 - Original price $209.00
Original price
$209.00 - $209.00
Current price $209.00

Gransfors Bruk Outdoor Axe 425 w/Collar Guard

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. 

The Outdoor Axe is a small, lightweight hatchet sized axe designed to have numerous uses: limbing trees, chopping and splitting firewood, and also as a heavy knife for woodcarving or simply cutting food. Despite its small stature, the Outdoor Axe can even be used for felling trees when kneeling, thanks to its relatively long handle and heavy head.

The axe has a 2 1/2”face and a 14.75” hickory handle and the head weighs 1 lb. It features a shoulder collar, and comes with a grain leather sheath.

As with all of Gransfors 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 hickory handle is boiled in linseed oil and rolled in bees wax for a smooth water repellant finish. 

Each Gransfors Axe head is hand-forged from high quality Swedish steel that is honed, tempered & annealed to the perfect hardness by the experienced Gränfors Bruk Swedish Smiths who stamp their initials on the head. Each Gransfors axe is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece you'll treasure for years to come.

Warranty & Service: Remember to keep the warranty card that is stapled to the inside back cover of your Axe Book and keep the proof of purchase from NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS as an premium authorized dealer. Gransfors Service & Support covers your Axe Head for 20 years from date-of-purchase.

  • Drake Off Road Tools 2.5" face
  • 14.75" hickory handle
  • Head weight - 1 lb
  • Full grain-leather sheath - Included
  • The "Axe Book" - Included
  • Made in Sweden Since 1902
  • 20 Year Warranty
  • Buy w/ Confidence - Premium Gransfors Authorized Dealer

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Josh V.
Great communication and very fast shipping

Ordered two axes from this store on line and axes were shipped an a timely manner and had good communication when I had a question about the product. Hope to do business with this company in the future.

Steven D.
Great axe

Love it! It is a quality axe for sure. Thank you north river outdoors!

Great axe

I had been looking for this hard to get axe when I ordered it from north river outdoors. Turn out they were out of them. They emailed me when they were getting a small number of them to see if I was still looking for it. Made the purchase and really love the axe

Chris C.
Great Axe

Just the right size for hiking/camping. Granfors does it right. As does North River Outdoors. Buy with confidence.

Richard H.
It is an investment that is well worth it for what you get.

1st and foremost John at NRO is a rockstar. Very helpful and cares about the customer. To me that goes as far as the products one sells.

So, the GB Outdoor Axe.

Let's deal with the elephant in the room. Yes, it is pricey.

...but this is a hand forged heirloom quality tool that will last many many years with proper maintenance. That means not leaving it out in the rain for a year or longer, and that means treating the handle with boiled linseed oil periodically(I also treat the handle with Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP as a finish coat on top of the periodic boiled linseed oil applications.)

I also carry a small tin of Obenaufs LP in the field when on extended trips to coat the axe head because it is carbon steel. If wet for prolonged periods just like any carbon steel tool such as a knife it can and will rust.

The mask is a quality leather, well made mask that I also treat with Obenauf's HD LP.

The axe is very light, I weighed it at 1.25lbs on my scale with the mask. The axe head has more of a wedge type angle as compared to say the GB hatchet so it splits well above its weight. I am quite impressed and to add to it's splitting capabilities it is also a phenonenal chopper. There are limitations obviously due to the size but for what it is if you are looking for a camp axe/hatchet that won't beat ya up on the packweight this is a phenomenal choice.

The attention to detail in regards to craftmanship is spot on. Then take into consideration the smith's initials are are pressed into the axe head. Reminds me of my Hilleberg tents where the maker puts their name on a tag in the tent.

This is a high level of maker accountability and a sign of quality as far as I am concerned.

...would you put your name on a sub par product?

The design of the axe and size also gives one a great deal of ability to use the axe for wood working as you can hold the axe similar to that of an ulu style knife. It will also work for game processing should that need arise.

The edge came shaving sharp so no need to do anything on my end as far as that goes. I am one who believes in stropping in the field to stay on top of my edged tools whether that be my 3v knife or my axes.

If ya do this the amount of sharpening one needs to do is minimal if any barring something unexpected happening.

Just get into a habit of when ya use a tool whether that be an axe or a knife, strop it at the end of the day before ya put it up. It only takes a few minutes and will keep ya from having to get on the stones as much.

There is a small steel collar under the head that affords a little protection in the area of overstrike should that occur.

I personally split wood in a manner in which I rest the axe head edge on the log and run the log parallel with the handle so the possibility of overstrike is minimized...

I'm not gonna get too far into this technique but it is easily researched on the web.

It also minimizes the potential for injury substantially.

In closing I am gonna simply say this is a great little axe and excels when used in a system with a folding saw and a knife.

I highly recommend it if you are willing to drop the coin.
Let's be honest, many of us have no problem paying a premium for a knife so...

If I had it to do over I would purchase it a 2nd time without hesitation and would make that purchase fron NRO.

It a worthy investment for me. I use and rely on my tools when in the wilderness for extended periods solo.

...and this is one tool I am proud to own.

Keep on keepin on folks, and most of all be well.

-Loco Raindrops.