The Tarnaby

The Hults Bruk Tarnaby is a small, all-purpose hatchet for basic uses such as making kindling, doing light clearing and working in the garden.
The Tarnaby The Tarnaby with leather sheath



Solid Swedish Steel & American Hickory

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This item has an axe head weight of 1.25 Lbs and a handle length of 15 inches. The head is the product of blasted and clear-lacquered ironwork and the curved shaft is made of US-sourced hickory. The handle is treated with linseed oil.

This axe head is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel in a foundry that has been in operation since 1697.

As part of the production process, the steel is struck multiple times thereby increasing its density and resulting in more durability of the axe.

The head is constructed in such a way that there is a tempered zone designed to hold a very sharp edge even after many sharpenings.

Each axe comes with a traditional leather protective sheath that is embellished with some unique Swedish decorative elements. The axe is shipped in its own storage box and comes with a detailed users manual.

Photo by Peter Bamford

"The Hults Bruk Tarnaby hatchet has served me well in the backcountry and at home. It's made me a believer in carrying a hatchet into the backcountry in colder temperatures whenever building a fire is a possibility."

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