Large Splitting Axe
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This axe is designed for splitting chunks of wood, "rounds". The thick part of the concave wedge shaped axe head powers apart the grain of the wood.
The head weighs 3 1/2 lb. The face is 3". The axe has a 27" hickory handle, circular grooves at the grip, steel collar and a grain-leather sheath.
The poll is not designed for pounding on a wedge.
Why is the axe head labeled with two letters?
The letters stands for the smith’s initials. When the blacksmith is pleased with his/her craftsmanship and thinks that the axe is well made, he/she accepts the axe with his/her initials. Thanks to the initials you can always go back and see who the person is who has made the axe.
IMPORTANT: The letters shown in this product listing are not guaranteed to be the smith of the axe that will ship. We receive a variety of axes from Gransfors Bruks. Please reach out if you are looking for a specific smith and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:
Anyone removing a sheath from the Gränsfors Bruk axe must replace it gently by first feeding the heel of the cutting edge into the base of the sheath, (there is that little pocket at the bottom of the sheath), followed by feeding the top portion of the cutting edge into the top of the sheath. This should prevent a sheath from being damaged. A cut sheath is usually damaged by someone trying to simultaneously feed the whole edge into the sheath at once or wiggling it in spite of feeling some resistance.
The axes are VERY sharp and will readily cut a sheath that is not put on with care. If it doesn't, you are lucky.
If and when such damage occurs replacement sheaths are available for purchase.
SHIPPING CHANGES: Due to new sales tax rules in the state of Colorado, effective June 1, 2019, purchases made online through JAX Mercantile for customers in the state of Colorado will only be able to be shipped to addresses within JAX current tax jurisdictions in Fort Collins, Loveland, Lafayette, and Broomfield. Customers in the state of Colorado who do not have shipping addresses within these zip codes may still opt for in-store pickup at any JAX store location when making a purchase on the JAX website. Learn more on our shipping and returns page.
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