The Swedish splitting axe has a narrow profile and a flat blade that cuts deep. As the axe enters the wood, a prominent metal spine that runs along the cheeks helps push the wood apart like a wedge. Mauls, splitting axes, hatchets and felling axes are not all the same. Mauls are made to use . . .
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June 18, 2017
Hults Bruk Historic Swedish Axe Patterns Hults Bruk has created thousands of different axe patterns over the years and sold throughout the world. At one time each region had a specific axe for the type of trees found and the type of work being performed. Old carpenter’s patterns like the WesterGotlands and Norrbottens axes have . . .
March 28, 2017
In 1946 Sweden’s largest axe manufacturer, Hults Bruk, produced over 800,000 axes each year. These axes sold worldwide making the brand famous and earning them accolades. Today Sweden’s oldest axe manufacturer still hand forges their axes using traditional methods but in much smaller numbers and for a different user. During the great depression power saws . . .