The hickory handles are set on full-length tangs extending straight out from the ends of the blade. The blade is bowed up and curved forward in the center for effective peeling, shaping and smoothing. The total length is 22 1/2". The blade is 11 1/2" in length and 1 1/2" wide. It weighs 1lb. 5oz
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.