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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 […]

January 20, 2017

 

How to Replace Your Axe Handle – Part 1 Handle Selection

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 […]

July 1, 2016

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Introducing the New Akka Forester’s Axe

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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