Added December 21, 2020 to Uncategorized

 

Hults Bruk – Unknown Pattern – 1950s

Found this axe at a garage sale in Eastern Washington State. In near mint condition doesn’t look like it was ever used. It is massive AGDOR 2,0 weighs 4.5 lbs! 9.5 inches wide. Its huge would love to put a handle on it. The only axe heads it seems to match is the South American design.

 

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  • JamesDecember 21, 2020 at 12:24 pm

     

    It does look like a South American pattern, it has a very steep angle from the eye to the toe. This is a pretty uncommon pattern, but I’m not exactly sure which one it is and will keep looking.

    This axe features both the circle H and HB stamps, plus the Agdor stamp. My best guess is this axe was made sometime between the late 1930s and 1960s. If you can see a weld line on the bit (not always easy to see) then the axe was made before 1950s.

    Prior to 1950 Hults Bruk axes were made of two separate steels. The main part of the head was made of iron and high quality edge steel was then baked into the axe bit. It can be very difficult to tell if an axe was produced in this way. From 1950 to today the axe head is forged from a single piece of high-quality steel.

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