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Hultafors Hatchet

18+
£39.95
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A small axe for outdoor use in forests and open land. Made from plasted and laquered ironwork, it is also suitable for work in the garden. The shaft is curved and made from hickory. An edge protector is included.



  • Hand-forged from Swedish axe steel using traditional methods in use since 1697

  • The steel is struck several times, increasing its density and thereby the durability of the axe

  • Has a clear tempered zone within which the axe can be sharpened whilst not detracting from the strength of the edge

  • The shaft is made from hickory and treated with linseed oil

SKU:
HULT-840066
GTIN
Brand:
Hultafors
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Overall Length:
44.4000
Blade Material:
Swedish Axe Steel
Cutting Edge:
8.4
Sheath:
Yes
Warranty:
1 Year
Axe Weight:
0.8000
Handle Material:
Hickory
Product Weight:
800g
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
36.9500
GTIN:
7391408400664

Description


A small axe for outdoor use in forests and open land. Made from plasted and laquered ironwork, it is also suitable for work in the garden. The shaft is curved and made from hickory. An edge protector is included.



  • Hand-forged from Swedish axe steel using traditional methods in use since 1697

  • The steel is struck several times, increasing its density and thereby the durability of the axe

  • Has a clear tempered zone within which the axe can be sharpened whilst not detracting from the strength of the edge

  • The shaft is made from hickory and treated with linseed oil

Specification


SKU:
HULT-840066
Brand:
Hultafors
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Overall Length:
44.4000
Blade Material:
Swedish Axe Steel
Cutting Edge:
8.4
Sheath:
Yes
Warranty:
1 Year
Axe Weight:
0.8000
Handle Material:
Hickory
Product Weight:
800g
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
36.9500
GTIN:
7391408400664

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Reviews


  • 5
    Excellent value

    Posted by Lee on 1st Jun 2020

    I was after another small/medium size hatchet after mislaying my Husqvarna hatchet , no doubt it will turn up eventually? . The Hultafors Is excellent value for the money , mine came nice and sharp although I gave it a further hone with a lansky puck and strop on an old leather belt , the axe head is nicely fitted to the hickory Helve and secured by wedge and metal ring which was fitted nice and central , the Handel was a nicely patterned hickory and the form is perfect for multiple hand positions either for more precise control or when the full force of the axe is required , I have given mine a rub down with some. 120 grit and applied 7 applications of boiled linseed oil , the handle comes treated anyway but I like to add more to any hickory tools etc , all in all for £40 you get a very nicely made axe by the oldest axe manufacturer in Sweden , and when it comes to axe making the Scandinavians no a thing or two , I doubt anyone would regret buying one . Lee

  • 5
    Just Perfect.

    Posted by Christopher on 11th May 2020

    This Hultafors Hatchet is everything you want in an axe,it is just perfect.I love this hatchet,works well and does the job. The hatchet comes sharp and ready to use.I did have to oil and beewax the handle,to give it added protection,but other than that the hatchet is all you want,and need when out in the woods,or forest. I would choose Hultafors Hatchet over Gransfors Bruk Hatchet everyday of the week in my opinion.

  • 5
    A lot of axe for the money

    Posted by Owen on 4th Jan 2018

    I've had mine for six or eight months now, and I just love it. I chucked away the "mask" that came with it, because the rivets wear on the blade edge and got a better one, but other than that there are no complaints (and, when you think about how good this axe is for how little you spend on it, who cares about a cheapo mask?). The axe sharpens very well, holds an edge brilliantly and can handle surprisingly large logs in terms of bucking and splitting. It also fells small trees well and is an invaluable tool when pleaching hedges. I absolutely love mine (so much so that I look forward to applying more linseed oil to the haft) and would recommend it in a heartbeat.

  • 4
    Really nice axe

    Posted by dave on 19th Sep 2017

    Ordered this axe weekend before last and arrived mid week. When it arrived it had a slight burr on one side of the cutting edge, which was remedied on the Rite Edge Razor Strop, purchased at the same time and the handle was roughly finished, which has been mentioned on a couple of the other reviews. I sorted that with a quick, light going over with some fine Wet and Dry, used dry, and it is now nice and smoothe. After that i gave it a thorough rub over with a cloth to get rid of the wood dust, then gave it a couple of coats of linseed oil, letting it dry between coats. The leather blade cover, as has also been mentioned, was badly fitting, so after reading the other reviews, I looked at the Helko sheath, but didn't like the look of them and finding the Hultafors head cover type sheaths difficult to find as an aftermarket item, i have bought a Gransfors Bruks Scandanavian/Wilderness Axe sheath from Ray Meares' site. It has a strap to fit it around the shaft under the back of the head and it is a snug and secure fit and it is absolutely spot on. Pleased there was something on the blade for transportaton etc., but definitely advise buying a new, better fitting sheath for it. Had some use at weekend and was really impressed with the performance. Made very light work of some logs for burning. If you're wanting it more for bushcrafty type stuff, it's a decent size for fitting in a 25l and over pack size. Anything smaller than 25 and it may start to be a tight fit and become noticable through the material. The actual axe is worth 5 stars, as you can't really complain about the £33 price tag, but I'm giving it 4 due to the sheath not really being fit for purpose and, mainly, the finish of the handle letting it down slightly. Overall, it is value for money and worth a little time to get it just right for you.

  • 5
    Great workhorse, good value - get another sheath though !

    Posted by Simon on 24th Jul 2017

    Great value, feels good to wield, chops cleanly, a great addition. Only criticism - hence the four stars - is the, erm, "mask" (bit of floppy leather that falls off) but David's review very helpfully pointed me at the "Helko small/medium leather sheath" which is now protecting the edge. I punched an extra hole in the strap of this, so that now sits blow the head meaning I can use it as a hammer with the sheath in place. On reflection, I've changed my mind and made it five stars, simply because it's such very good value ! HH service and delivery speed is just incredible.

  • 5
    Great Value

    Posted by Nlogax on 5th Jul 2017

    Swift delivery and good service from HH. The Axe itself came pretty dull, (no biggie) , spent around half an hour on a king 1000 grit to get it sorted and a few strokes on the 6k stone to polish up then to the strop with white compound . It now shaves my arm hair with ease . I had to spend some time also sanding down the whole handle (again i dont mind) and gave it some beeswax and olive oil coating i made to protect it . I took it out to test and it seems to be pretty solid for the size of it , id say its worth the money since you will pay triple for a Gransfors , yeah it may be finished better, but still .

  • 4
    Solid, but not without flaws

    Posted by James on 28th Oct 2016

    After the usual great service from Heinnie, I took delivery of this hatchet. My first impressions were that it was larger than I was expecting, but this was in no way a bad thing; the heft of this hatchet made me feel comfortable it would be up to the task of copping firewood. The head of the axe is also sharp and well made. It feels like a quality tool. The only downside to my purchase was the shaft; yes, it's hickory, but it felt almost unfinished and I was preparing to give it a fine grit sand down when I noticed a split in the hickory. After a brief e-mail exchange, the team at HH sent me a returns label and swapped it out. So, one star dropped for the disappointment and fault. All in all though, it's a fine tool and, for the money, a good purchase

  • 5
    update

    Posted by David on 14th Aug 2016

    Loving this hatchet. I've taken the grey finish off it and given the handle a few more coats of linseed oil. The dirt from use and oil has darkened the handle a bit more. I've had to sharpen it, a couple of hard knots had left their mark on the cutting edge. It's done lots of chopping and splitting, up to 8" logs so far. All done with ease. The sheath has gone and been replaced with a Helko small/medium leather sheath, fits great and makes the axe look like it should.

  • 5
    Solid workhorse

    Posted by David on 29th Jul 2016

    I purchased this 2 days ago, it's been delivered and used already. I needed an axe that fitted into my smaller backpack. Top notch service from HH. The axe is very well made. The handle was smooth enough to be comfy but not too slippy, it's great with a coat of linseed. The handle is also a little bit thicker than my SFA. The grind was very good and it was very sharp. The axe felt very head heavy at first compared to my other axe but after a few uses I never noticed it. The extra weight of this head splits fire logs easily. The biggest fault with this axe is the sheath. It dropped off every time in my backpack. When I got back in yesterday I dropped it into boiling water for 2 minutes then dried it in the oven for 10 minutes. I had nothing to lose, it didn't fit anyway. It now fits perfectly!