All the splitting axes have a concave blade to aid the splitting power. This one is heavy enough to split “rounds” of straight-grained timber. The textured handle offers added grip.
The longer handle (31") offers you a greater swing!
Please note, that unlike the Maul, this axe does not have a hardened poll, so should not be used as a sledgehammer on wedges.
Gransfors Bruks axes are forged by professional blacksmiths that take great time and effort in their trade. The proof of this professionalism is in the way they are able to forge axes with such precision and beauty. There is no need to stone, grind, smooth or paint the axes in order to eliminate imperfections. At Gransfors Bruks, the forging crafter is allotted sufficient time to complete each axe or hatchet with the care necessary. The smiths do their best forging right from the beginning in order to produce the finest axes and hatchets in the world.