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Useful insight and advice about Hults Bruk products.

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The History of Hults Bruk

The Royal Adviser Who Established Hults Bruk In 1697, the Dutchman Jacob Reenstierna established Hult’s iron and steel factory in the inner part of the valley below Ågelsjön located close to the six waterfalls, also known as the ”Bråviken ögonvrå”. The site was protected by the wooded hills of Kolmården. The purpose was to start . . .

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Q&A with Social Axe Throwing

As the popularity of axe throwing grows, a number of indoor facilities are starting to offer the activity. We asked Mark Floyd the owner of  Social Axe Throwing in Salt Lake City, Utah for his take on the sport. Who’s a typical axe thrower or is there such a thing? Most of the throwers are middle aged 25 . . .

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Axe Maintenance & Care

How to sharpen an axe the tools you need

4 simple tips to maintain & care for your Hults Bruk axe or hatchet An axe is a simple tool, yet like any tool requires basic care. The more you love and use your Hults Bruk axe, the more care it requires. Below are some common axe maintenance problems, solutions and prevention tips to keep your . . .

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Hults Bruk Arvika 5 Star Racing Axe Now Available in North America

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 . . .

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Hults Bruk x Duluth Pack Axe Holder Bundle

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Duluth Pack, the US-based company with a 135-year-old history making quality leather packs and goods, to bring you the perfect accessory for your Hults Bruk axe. Crafted and sewn in the U.S.A. using full grain leather, the Duluth Axe Holder fits most belt sizes and has a single snap . . .

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Hults Bruk Historic Swedish Axe Pattern Poster

Hults Bruk Historic Swedish Axe Patterns - different axe patterns through out the last hundred years

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 . . .

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DIY Leather Axe Mask

Red Nose Leather makes custom leather axe masks to help protect and beautify your axe. They specialize in leather but also enjoy restorations of vintage tools, especially axes. We checked in with Colton, Hults Bruk ambassador and owner of Red Nose Leather to break down the basics on how to get started making your own . . .

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1946 Video – The End of the Golden Axe Era

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 . . .

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Winter Camping and Shelter Building with the Akka

With a 6AM start, coffee and breakfast in hand, the three of us were on the road and at the trailhead by 9:30. After a winter camping trek last season, I realized going in without a tent and building a shelter can be much more comfortable through a long, cold night. I also decided that . . .

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‘Tis the Season – Beards, Axes and Men’s Health

Movember, No Shave November or just plain November, whatever you call it, is coming to an end. By now most of you have some impressive facial hair and despite comments from Grandma and your twelve year old cousins at Thanksgiving, I hope you keep that manliness on your face for at least the rest of . . .

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