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Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet 415

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Original price $153.00 - Original price $153.00
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$153.00 - $153.00
Current price $153.00

Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet 415

The Gränsfors Wildlife Hatchet is a traditional scouting and camping axe, with the same head as the Hand Hatchet but on a longer handle. This longer handle lends the axe more power, not least when felling trees. Practical for carrying in your rucksack when you need a small axe with plenty of power. The axe is capable of lopping off quite large branches or splitting small logs for the campfire. The shape of the sheath, which covers the edge and the top part of the poll, stops the axe head cutting into your rucksack. 

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.

  • Length with handle: 13.50 inch, Item-ID: 415
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs
  • Sheath in vegetable tanned leather
  • Traditional scouting and camping axe
  • Comes with English language "Axe-book"
  • Made in Sweden Since 1902
  • Buy w/ Confidence - Premium Gransfors Authorized Dealer

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jon W.
Excellent Hatchet

If you want or need a solid hatchet, the Wildlife Hatchet will serve you well.

Great quality hatchet!

This is a great quality hatchet. It'll fit perfectly in my son's B.O.B. and the sheath is high quality as well. Hickory handle has good lines. The edge is in line perfectly and is very sharp. High quality Swedish Hatchet!!

Nicholas D.

Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet 415

Great hatchet, but I prefer the hand ax model ...

Great hatchet, but I prefer the hand ax model with the shorter handle as it is superior for single hand use. The Wildlife hatchet's longer handle makes single hand use more difficult unless you would to modify it by adding a paracord grip closer to the ax head so you can get a solid grip when choking up. I prefer the Wildlife hatchet in the woods over the small forest ax, but not as much as I like the shorter handled hand hatchet model.

Crocodile Dundee has hatchet envy.

A quick rundown of what I like about this Lil' guy-

-gorgeous to behold
-ergonomic, silken handle
-my example's handle having as perfect a grain as can be wished for
-comfortable, even after extended sessions of use
-head geometry is great for limbing, carving
-'choking up' on head is easy peasy for fine carving detail
-durable steel...takes a wicked edge rapidly and (so far)refuses to chip!
-leather mask is quality, if utilitarian
-price balking aside, it's still cheaper or comparable to many quality fixed blades
-for me, easily replaces larger knives en masse(barring machetes and their ilk)
- made by artisans in a 'green' manner
-proudly 'signed' by said artisans
-heirloom quality, as evidenced by my son bequeathing it to himself(way, waaay prematurely, I hope...)
- did I mention gorgeous?

Now, there is a few things I don't love about this hatchet, namely-

-the cost. I've made my peace with it, but I can see why others would, and will, grumble.
-the edge wasn't 'shaving' sharp on receipt. A minor nit, but still...
-the head's eye was punched a tad off. When sighting the edge from toe, to heel, down to the end of the haft, you can see that the heel(lower blade edge only, the top 'toe' is centered)is biased to the left. It's close though, as the heel still aligns within the haft(approximately 33% in, as opposed to bisecting it perfectly at 50%...for those who care) , but it's annoying. Disappointing for the price, but luckily this subtle cant does not effect a swing. I can hit where I aim, and glancing is rare. So after two+ years, I can say it's a mental issue only. As an aside, this issue could possibly just be from an imperfect head hanging. I won't know until I have to replace the handle. So watch this space circa 2035 for an update!

Overall, though, it's a great tool.
Five stars for me, but perhaps four as a recommendation in light of aforementioned concerns.

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