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July 2, 2019

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For My Father

Father’s Day comes once a year. Its arrival is imminent. It’s a day of recognition that I have 364 days to plan for, and somehow, I still feel as though I’m in a scramble to decide on what to gift him. How do you find something for someone who’d never ask for anything? What do […]

June 11, 2019

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Easy Axe Handle Finishes

The axe is one of those tools that looks better with use. The more you use and maintain an axe, the better it looks. Today we’re looking at easy and simple handle treatments for your Hults Bruk axe. Handle treatments not only help preserve and protect your handle but also will enhance its appearance over […]

September 12, 2018

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The History of Hults Bruk

The Royal Adviser Who Established Hults Bruk In 1697, the Dutchman Jacob Reenstierna established Hult’s iron and steel factory in the inner part of the valley below Ågelsjön located close to the six waterfalls, also known as the ”Bråviken ögonvrå”. The site was protected by the wooded hills of Kolmården. The purpose was to start […]

June 14, 2018

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Q&A with Social Axe Throwing

As the popularity of axe throwing grows, a number of indoor facilities are starting to offer the activity. We asked Mark Floyd the owner of  Social Axe Throwing in Salt Lake City, Utah for his take on the sport. Who’s a typical axe thrower or is there such a thing? Most of the throwers are middle aged 25 […]

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 […]

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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