Gransfors Bruk LARGE CARVING HATCHET

Gransfors Bruk LARGE CARVING HATCHET

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£139.00

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Lighter weight carving axe from Gransfors Bruk with a carved red beech handle.

Available in 3 different grinds:

  • Double-sided Ground
  • Right Ground
  • Left Ground

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YOU MUST BE OVER 18 TO BUY THIS PRODUCT

Description

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

Additional information

WeightN/A
Brand

Gränsfors Bruk

Grind

Double-sided, Left, Right

1 review for Gransfors Bruk LARGE CARVING HATCHET

  1. Matt Parsons

    I bought this Large carving hatchet yesterday from the shop on Morris’s recommendation and had a quick whittle on some green ash this morning. What a belter! I went for the right-hand grind ( left according to GBA! ) as I am right-handed and faced up a length of timber effortlessly. The balance is superb and feels lighter than the wildlife hatchet, or though it’s not, and is of course super sharp. The beech handle is excellent and the carved faceted finish really helps prevent rotation in the hand when working obliquely down the wood, while the ‘off centre ‘ grind really bites in to the wood without bouncing away. The head is as usual a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and I’m so pleased this one is made by Mattius Mattsson along with my 10+ year old Wildlife hatchet (still going strong of course). A bit pricy, but a brilliantly useful and beautiful tool. Top marks!

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