Added April 2, 2018 to 1900s, Unidentified

 

Hults Bruk – Pre 1900s – Collared Axe

I have been restoring these two axes I got last time I was in Sweden. Sorry there are two axes in the photos the smaller one says HB but I have know idea what it is for. I would love any information, type, age, use, handle length/shape. anything. Actually if you know anything about the other ax that would be great too. there is not a readable makers mark, all I know so far is that it is old:).

2 Responses to Hults Bruk – Pre 1900s – Collared Axe

  • James says:

    These are very old, probably early 1900s or older. Especially the collared axe, most axe makers stopped producing collared axes around 1900s. These style of axe patterns are magnificent. I can’t find an exact match for the collared axe, it could be another Scandinavian manufacturer. but you might want to look at the 1800s catalogs here for more info http://hultsbruk1697.se/vintage-axes-hatchets/old-hults-bruk-axe-catalogs/

    The smaller one looks like the HB Slöjd style axes like the Vera model. Slöjd was is a system of handicraft-based education started by Uno Cygnaeus in Finland in 1865.

    • Matt says:

      Thank you James, that is great information. I had not realized how hard it would be to information on these axes.

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