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Hultafors Felling Axe HY20

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Hultafors Felling Axe HY20

Hultafors Felling Axe HY20

£49.95

Description

An axe suitable for small-scale felling, made from blasted and clear-lacquered ironwork. The shaft is curved and made from hickory. Particularly suitable for lopping branches or clearing bushes and brushwood.

  • The axe is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel using traditional methods in use since 1697.
  • The steel is stuck 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

Code HULT-840281
Limited Edition: No
Brand: Hultafors
Cutting Edge (cm): 9.0
Overall Length (cm): 66.0
Blade Material: Swedish Axe Steel
Handle Material: Hickory
Sheath: No
Product Weight (g): 850 Head
GTIN: 07391408402811

Reviews

  1. Good buy.Review by
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    I've been impressed with this not-so-little axe. It's a great tool for most things.

    The edge is thin enough to make it bite into wood well, but wide enough to drive the chunks out too. Strong enough of a wedge to make it a decent splitter too. The head seems on the lighter side for some axes this size. Maybe I'm just used to clunky garden center axes, but that's exactly why I wanted it. It's lighter than a huge head, which makes it less fatiguing to carry around, and it's right at that point where you can swing it hard and fast without feeling like you don't have full control. Great axe to take on a camp somewhere, albeit a tad on the large side. But I can't help but think that a large axe can do what a small axe can, but a small axe can't do what a large one can. That said, the handle is on the long side for some tasks, and will inevitably get in the way for carving, but that extra power on a swing is invaluable, and it is marketed as a felling axe after all. I'm probably just picking the wrong tool for the job, but out of the three axes I've got, one is a 2lb feller with an even longer handle, and the other is a small camp hatchet, so it's kind of fitting a 'jack of all trades, master of none' use case for me. I wouldn't have it any other way though.

    The steel is great. I've got a hair shaving edge on mine, which is overkill on an axe, but it's more for the fun I get out of sharpening it than any other practical reason. It sharpens up really nicely, holds it well, and has been plenty durable. My one gripe would be that it's more uneven than a higher end axe would be, with a noticeably wider angle on the base of the beard than the rest of the axe. However, some flaws are to be expected of an axe at this kind of price range, and it doesn't impact performance at all from what I've noticed, so I'm not that bothered. No doubt it would be easily remedied with a bit of elbow grease and a coarse stone, but I'm happy to let it fade over time during sharpenings.

    The handle is brilliant. Grain alignment is spot on, it really could not be better. It's very comfortable and ergonomic, and has a large hand swell at the end, which locks it into the hand nicely. It's fitted to the head perfectly, with no gaps at all, using a wooden wedge, with a circular metal edge driven in after. Looks, and indeed feels, very sturdy.
    The handle comes unfinished, no awful lacquer or anything like that. Some may see this as a downside, but since I've got plenty of wood finishing options handy, I just wiped it over with a coat of boiled Linseed oil. It's done the trick perfectly, and really helps to keep water and mud out of the wood.

    One downside to the handle is that it comes with a pretty ugly diagram printed on it reminding you not to use the poll to hit anything, or hit anything against it. I'm aware that this is practice considered somewhat abusive, but I think an axe should be able to take this abuse occasionally, so it's a shame that they warn against it in such an ugly and prominent way. A bit of sandpaper takes care of the printing, but it's a shame they can't stand behind their tools and let people abuse them a bit

    All in all, it's a great axe for the money, especially if you're willing to put in a bit of your own work to make it that bit better. Get it, bit?
    I'll go now...
    (Posted on )
  2. great product Review by
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    This is my 2nd axe in as many months,1 for myself & 1 for a friend.
    You get what you pay for & in this case its rough & ready but works just the same as a granfors or wetterlings at a third of the price..who wants a pretty axe? Its a tool.
    Nothing bad lurks beneath the clear lacquer.its just there to hold rust at bay i know because i took it off.as the other review said.just rub the handle with some sandpaper.alignment was bang on & the grain in the handle bang on.i couldn't justify paying what you pay for a granfors or wetterlings when you can have a hultafors axe.HH delivered next day.
    (Posted on )
  3. Just needs a bit of a sandingReview by
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    Excellent value axe sand the shaft bit of oil and you have something similar in quality to a Grans for. Used for camping and it processes wood like a dream. Made a edge cover from good old gaffa tape and a ice cream tub lid, to cover it in transit. Excellent value and excellenty steal and fit. Nice one HH (Posted on )
  4. Terrible Alignment-AvoidReview by
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    Whoever hung the axe made a dogs dinner of it. The head alignment was so far to the right as to make the axe potentially unsafe due to bounces. Handle was OK but grain wasn't great. Great delivery speed from Heinnies again but the return postage (at my expense) from Ireland makes this a costly mistake. (Posted on )
  5. hmm mm mm.Review by
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    It's not as good as I was led to believe. The face of my axe was poorly ground with the heel being more ground away than the toe, it makes the edge look uneven. There was a massive burr left after grinding which took a bit of work to get rid off and there's lots of grind marks and not the hammer marks as you'll find on a [brand-X]. I didn't think that grinding was how these axes are profiled but it must be as there's no other reason for these marks. It's got a silver/grey coloured lacquer covering it which is okay but makes me wonder what lies underneath. All in all its okay for the price but not a patch on a [brand-X, so if you want a beater this is okay for the price. (Posted on )
  6. hultafors axes exellentReview by
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    I have used this axe for clearing trees in my garden, it makes light work of small trees of the size 3 to 8 inches in diameter. This is due to the quality of the steels edge retention.
    (Posted on )
  7. great axeReview by
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    Bought this axe before heinnies started selling them and l must say they are brilliant axes, they keep a good edge and come fairly sharp to start with. Mayby a touch big to have in a pack to go camping with but if you don't mind making a sheath for it and carrying it in with you they are brilliant for processing firewood quickly. My only gripe is the handles are left a little rough compared to a gransfors bruks but for the savings made compared to them it is easily justified and easily remidied with some 200 grit. (Posted on )

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