Hults Bruk is proud to introduce the historic Arvika 5 Star Racing Axe to North America.

One of the most robust chopping axes available, the Arvika 5-Star boasts a 4.5-pound, hand-forged Swedish steel axe head. Designed for use on Australian hardwood, the wide 5.5-inch blade profile makes large V-shaped cuts in hard, knotty or frozen wood. The axe head is secured to a solid 32-inch American hickory handle with both a steel and wooden wedge. The polished finish reduces cutting friction, while the heavier axe head paired with a shorter handle delivers the fast swings and powerful cuts needed in competition. While sharp out of the box, the Arvika can be profiled and customized by the end-user, a common practice in lumberjack competition sports that is only recommended for those with experience.

Originally its own forge in Sweden, Arvika created the 5-Star racing axe to address a growing demand in lumberjack sports. In the early 1960s, Arvika ceased production and Hults Bruk purchased the brand and 5-Star pattern. For the next 50-years, Hults Bruk continued selling the Arvika 5-Star in select markets, making it a sought after axe in the United States, where it was previously unavailable.


The Arvika 5-Star axe will make its US debut at the 2018 Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver this January. The Arvika will be available at select outdoor specialty retailers and online where Hults Bruk axes are sold. For more information or to locate a dealer near you, please visit