Gransfors Bruk American Felling Axe, 35" Handle 434-2
A professional axe for working in the same way as the “fallers” of the old days. Hand forged out of a solid piece of steel and carefully tempered and sharpened. This traditional American single-bit axe was asked for by Geoffrey Burke, boatbuilder and axe man in New Hampshire. He and an axe collector, Lawrence Lyford, put in a lot of effort to help us build the right model. The head weighs 3.3 lb and the face of the bit is 4 1/2”. The axe has an American hickory handle, 31” or 35”. On special orders the handle may be 31” straight. It comes with a grain-leather sheath. (Yes they had high stumps in the old days). Gränsfors axes are forged by very professional smiths. The proof of this professionalism is that they are able to forge axes with such precision that no supplementary work, to hide mistakes in the forging, is needed. When the smith is satisfied with his work, he marks the head with his initials.