JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:34 pm
That's interesting "kenneth". I've wondered if there were other ax companies over in Sweden. I would like to know where both companies ( them and Grandfors Bruks") get their steel at for their ax heads? I'm willing to bet that Sandvik is probably thee big steel producer for knives and edged weapons over there in Sweden. And that's certainly not a bad thing at all>> actually it's probably a really good source.
I'm going to do a search on that company. Hey I'm interested to know what vendor you got that new Swedish ax from? None of our hardware chains here in Kansas City have any Swedish axes that I know of. I also wonder what wood that the Swedes use for their ax handles? Because I doubt that hickory is available over there.
Oddly enough, they use American Hickory handles. I guess it just doesn't get much better!
I bought mine with my REI Dividend this year
. They give members 10% back each year, so I didn't pay much on top.
I was curious, so I had a look into Hults Bruk's history
. They claim to have made their axe heads by hand since 1697, in their own foundry. I'm not sure what their steel looks like before they melt it down, or where that comes from. I wouldn't be surprised if it's something a bit more traditional than Sandvik, though, as Sandvik was founded in 1862
, and it seems that they mostly focus on stainless steels
Swden does make some great steel, and I'd be remiss if I didn't point out the Uddeholm, of Bohler-Uddeholm, was founded in Sweden in 1668 if you can believe that. They produce a wide range of steels, including Vanadis and Vanax Superclean which get mentioned here on the forums by a couple of steel junkies.