Gransfors Bruk LARGE CARVING HATCHET is a lighter weight axe that will find many uses in greenwoodworking, particularly spoon carving.
Same head as the Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet and Hand Hatchet but with the addition of an exquisite carved handle.
The carved handle improves balance, grip and control and therefore its usefulness as an axe for craft work.
Available in 3 different grinds:
- Double-sided Ground with equal bevels, suitable for right and left handed users. Equal bevels makes this the most generally useful axe. Especially when removing wood from slightly concave features, such as spoon blanks. Will more willingly go where you want it to go compared to Right or Left Ground Axes. For most people, equal bevels, a relatively thin bit and lighter weight will make this a good axe for smaller projects. And for people who find the Gransfors Bruk Large Carving Axe too heavy.
- Right Ground is a handed axe suitable only for right-handed users. Asymmetric bevels, short on the right, long on the left. Right Ground axes work in a slightly different way, they cut at a lower angle, ‘biting’ readily and work on straight or convex surfaces. They don’t come well out of concave shapes. Preparing smaller billets ready for the pole lathe and shaping the outside of smaller bowl blanks is work the Large Carving Hatchet, RIGHT grind will excel at.
- Left Ground is a handed axe suitable only for left-handed users. Asymmetric bevels, short on the left, long on the right. Left Ground axes work in a slightly different way, they cut at a lower angle, ‘biting’ readily and work on straight or convex surfaces. They don’t come out of concave shapes. Preparing smaller billets ready for the pole lathe and shaping the outside of smaller bowl blanks is work the Large Carving Hatchet, LEFT grind will excel at.
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Total weight 600kg (1.4lbs), with a 75mm (3″) long cutting edge ground to 20 degrees.
The carved handle in Swedish red beech is faceted along its length which helps to stay in control of rotational forces.
At 370mm (14 1/2″) long, it is 1″ (25mm) longer than the Gransfors Bruk Wildlife Hatchet.
Features a distinctly carved swell knob which helps balance the axe perfectly. Carved handles, come without the Gransfors Bruk logo.
Comes with a grain leather sheath, the Gransfors Bruk Axe Book and a 20 year guarantee against faults in forging.
YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO BUY THIS PRODUCT