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May 2, 2018

 

Axe Maintenance & Care

How to sharpen an axe the tools you need

4 simple tips to maintain & care for your axe or hatchet An axe is a simple tool, yet like any tool requires basic care. The more you love and use your Hults Bruk axe, the more care it requires. Below are some common axe maintenance problems, solutions and prevention tips to keep your Hults Bruk […]

March 8, 2018

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2018 Hults Bruk #AxeHeads Ambassador Team

Hults Bruk Axe Heads

  We are thrilled to welcome a new brand ambassador to our team of axe and outdoor enthusiasts. The #AxeHeads help maintain our brand’s 300-year-old tradition by sharing their experiences using Hults Bruk’s legendary Swedish steel axes. Individuals are selected based on their knowledge and expertise using axes for a variety of applications, ranging from woodcraft […]

January 12, 2018

 

Hults Bruk Arvika 5 Star Racing Axe Now Available in North America

Hults Bruk is proud to introduce the historic Arvika 5 Star Racing Axe to North America. One of the most robust chopping axes available, the Arvika 5-Star boasts a 4.5-pound, hand-forged Swedish steel axe head. Designed for use on Australian hardwood, the wide 5.5-inch blade profile makes large V-shaped cuts in hard, knotty or frozen […]

December 7, 2017

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Hults Bruk x Duluth Pack Axe Holder Bundle

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Duluth Pack, the US-based company with a 135-year-old history making quality leather packs and goods, to bring you the perfect accessory for your Hults Bruk axe. Crafted and sewn in the U.S.A. using full grain leather, the Duluth Axe Holder fits most belt sizes and has a single snap […]

September 11, 2017

 

How to Sharpen an Axe

How to sharpen an axe

How to Sharpen an Axe “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln If you have ever used an axe, then it’s safe to assume that you have sharpened one as well. A sharp axe is a safe axe, and let’s face […]

June 18, 2017

 

Hults Bruk Historic Swedish Axe Pattern Poster

Hults Bruk Historic Swedish Axe Patterns - different axe patterns through out the last hundred years

Hults Bruk Historic Swedish Axe Patterns Hults Bruk has created thousands of different axe patterns over the years and sold throughout the world. At one time each region had a specific axe for the type of trees found and the type of work being performed. Old carpenter’s patterns like the WesterGotlands and Norrbottens axes have […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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