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Hults Bruk – Completely Unknown Pattern – Pre 1988

This axe belongs to my friend. He bought an old farm a few years back and the axe came with it. It is old and battered, but the HB mark is still visible, along with something I presume says Made in Sweden. The handle is not original. It has been painted blue at one point – could this be a factory paint job? I am not able to see any other markings.

I have offered to brush it up for him, but he declined since it sees regular use splitting wood for the fireplace and does that job quite well. I guess – if it´s not broken, don´t fix it.  I could not find this in your catalogs, but it appears similar to the Bjork, although without the chamfered sides. Thanks for looking. Can you tell me anything about this axe, just by looking at the photo?

8 Responses to Hults Bruk – Completely Unknown Pattern – Pre 1988

  • James says:

    Thanks for sharing, this one is a bit unusual. At first glance, I thought this was the older model splitting axe. But the cheeks are flat, no bevels at all? Also where is the HB stamp located? Is it on the axe cheek or on the poll?

    Blue paint was used on the Agdor line and could have been on both the handle and the axe. Although this one looks older? Might take some time.

  • James says:

    Also it has smaller more rounded lugs than the older Turpentine pattern.

  • Shane Hess says:

    Is it better to leave these old bits as is or to clean them up? I would think the former?

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  • Russ says:

    I do believe that has been around and done it’s thing for quite a while now.

  • Brianna Simmons says:

    This photo is pretty great. I love how you can see how old it is. Makes you wander about the story of it’s time.

  • Ben says:

    With that profile and poll stamp, it’s definitely an old splitting axe. It’s tough to make out under all that rust though. The pattern is relatively new. It started around the 1950s and was copied by the Finnish maker Billnas as well.

  • Ben says:

    Slightly different but here’s a Wetterlings pattern without bevels. There were quite a few different designs.

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