Hults Bruk manufactures a wide range of axes for all applications from light weight camping hatchets to long axes meant for forestry professionals designed to fell large trees.
Our axes are carefully handcrafted with a skill that is taught only through experience and time. Hults Bruk blacksmiths work in pairs shaping the raw steel in a deft merging of force, timing, and perfect cooperation.
As part of the hand shaping process, the steel axe head is struck multiple times, thereby increasing its density and resulting in greater durability. The head is constructed with a tempered zone designed to hold a very sharp edge even after repeated sharpenings.
The same traditional care goes into milling our solid American hickory handles into specific shapes, each adapted perfectly for a specific use. Finished axe heads are hand-fitted, meticulously inspected, and finally fitted with one of our custom leather sheaths to protect the superb cutting edge.
Hults Bruk Premium Axes
These are hardworking pieces of art, unrivaled by even the best-known brands. Meticulously hand finished to increase durability and illuminate the beauty of the natural materials. First several stages of hand grinding are performed to produce a shaving-sharp edge. Next the American hickory handles are hand sanded and oiled with several coats of linseed to condition and protect the wood. Hults Bruk Premium Series axes come with a full sized leather edge protector that secures to the axe with an adjustable leather lace and storage box.
Hults Bruk Standard Axes
Axes in this series are anything but standard, providing the same quality, hand-forged Swedish steel and American hickory handles, but with a more rustic, unrefined finish. These axes are superbly designed and perform incredibly, yet represent a meaningful value to anyone who desires the quality of a Swedish steel axe at a competitive price. Each Standard Series axe comes with a leather mask that secures to the axe blade with an adjustable leather lace and storage box.
Watch our video for a start-to-finish peek inside the process of creating the world’s finest axes.