The Tibro

The Hults Bruk Tibro is the classic carpenter's axe.
The Tibro The Tibro with leather sheath



Solid Swedish Steel & American Hickory

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It offers a narrow, long and straight edge and a medium length handle. This item has an axe head weight of 1.75 Lbs and a handle length of 20 inches.

  • The axe head is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel in a foundry that has been in operation since 1697.
  • As part of the hand grinding production process, the steel is struck multiple times thereby increasing its density and resulting in more durability of the axe.
  • The head is constructed in such a way that there is a tempered zone designed to hold a very sharp edge even after many sharpenings.
  • The straight hickory handle is treated with linseed oil.
  • Each axe comes with a traditional leather protective sheath that is embellished with some unique Swedish decorative elements. (Replacement sheaths are available) The axe is shipped in its own storage box and comes with a detailed users manual.

Photo by Leslie Wolf Walters

"I love the Tibro, I use mine as a large carving axe, using it to rough shape lumber, hew boards and split out blanks for smaller projects, the straight handle allows for precision chopping on bigger projects and the shape of the head allows you the ability to choke up on the handle for detailed carving, the squared-off pole is also a nice touch works great for hammering in wood or plastic wedges when splitting down timber or for hammering in wooden wedges and pegs."

Leslie Wolf Walters

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