The Torneo

The Hults Bruk Torneo is a compact felling axe intended for bringing down or cutting up small to medium sized trees.
The Torneo The Torneo with leather sheath



Solid Swedish Steel & American Hickory

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This item has an axe head weight of 1.75 Lbs and a handle length of 26 inches. The head is the product of blasted and clear-lacquered ironwork and the curved shaft is made of US-sourced hickory. That 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 Roman Kahler

"My current favorite is the Torneo. To me, it is the perfect handle length, head weight and shape. I use it for felling 10-12” red pines, bucking, splitting, and even backpacking relatively short distances. I’ve used it for about 3 years now, have left it outside in rain and snow, it’s been rusted over several times, survived a barn fire, and I even used it to chisel my vehicle out from a snow/ice bank where I was stuck for 36 hours. The handle/wedge is still as tight as the first day I used it. It stays in my truck as my go to, and while I use all my other Hults Bruk axes, this one has seen the most use as it’s probably the most versatile in the lineup, and also one of the cheaper models. It just feels great in my hand and holds an edge as good as my vintage American steel."

Hults Bruk Ambassador Roman Kahler

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