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May 11, 2017

 

How to Replace An Axe Handle – Part 2 Handle Installation

How to Replace an Axe Handle Part 2: Installation Now that we have laid out how to select the right axe handle, it’s time to move on to the installation. In the second part of this series on how to replace an axe handle, I will describe how I personally install a new handle. Before […]

April 27, 2017

 

DIY Leather Axe Mask

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Red Nose Leather makes custom leather axe masks to help protect and beautify your axe. They specialize in leather but also enjoy restorations of vintage tools, especially axes. We checked in with Colton, Hults Bruk ambassador and owner of Red Nose Leather to break down the basics on how to get started making your own […]

March 28, 2017

 

1946 Video – The End of the Golden Axe Era

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In 1946 Sweden’s largest axe manufacturer, Hults Bruk, produced over 800,000 axes each year. These axes sold worldwide making the brand famous and earning them accolades. Today Sweden’s oldest axe manufacturer still hand forges their axes using traditional methods but in much smaller numbers and for a different user. During the great depression power saws […]

February 22, 2017

 

Winter Camping and Shelter Building with the Akka

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With a 6AM start, coffee and breakfast in hand, the three of us were on the road and at the trailhead by 9:30. After a winter camping trek last season, I realized going in without a tent and building a shelter can be much more comfortable through a long, cold night. I also decided that […]

January 20, 2017

 

How to Replace Your Axe Handle – Part 1 Handle Selection

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Part 1: Axe Handle Selection Replacing an axe handle (a.k.a. haft, helve) can be very frustrating for axe users and enthusiasts. However, it is a skill that can really come in handy! When you think about it, an axe is a hunk of steel driven onto a wooden stick. Wood is a natural material, and […]

November 23, 2016

Posted in #AxeHeads

 

‘Tis the Season – Beards, Axes and Men’s Health

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Movember, No Shave November or just plain November, whatever you call it, is coming to an end. By now most of you have some impressive facial hair and despite comments from Grandma and your twelve year old cousins at Thanksgiving, I hope you keep that manliness on your face for at least the rest of […]

October 21, 2016

Posted in #AxeHeads

 

Wilderness Canoe Tripping with the Akka Forester Axe

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Living in Ontario, Canada means we have an abundance of two key resources: freshwater and hardwood, which require the proper tools to travel efficiently and survive sustainably in the wilderness. A canoe is the best (and most fun!) way to get around with all that freshwater. Almost 160,000 square kilometers (62,000 square miles) or 11% […]

September 23, 2016

Posted in New Products

 

American Felling Axe by Dave Canterbury

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Created by acclaimed wilderness skills instructor, blacksmith and New York Times bestselling author, Dave Canterbury, the new design is based on professional felling axes made popular during the 19th century American forestry industry boom. Felling large trees the traditional way is an art requiring skill and a proper axe. Good felling axes are often expensive […]

September 13, 2016

Posted in #AxeHeads

 

Introducing Hults Bruk #AxeHeads Brand Ambassadors

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We are thrilled to welcome (3) new brand ambassadors to our team of axe and outdoor enthusiasts. After an exhaustive search and poring through dozens of qualified applicants, we finally landed on three individuals to represent Hults Bruk in North America. The #AxeHeads will help maintain our brand’s 300-year-old tradition by sharing their own experiences […]

July 1, 2016

Posted in Axes

 

Introducing the New Akka Forester’s Axe

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Introducing the highly anticipated Akka Forester’s axe, just in time for summer camping season. Inspired by customer demand for a multipurpose wilderness axe, the new Akka is a workhorse capable of limbing, chopping, fine carving and carpentry tasks. In order to balance packability, weight and effectiveness for splitting and chopping power, we paired a lighter […]

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