Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gransfors Bruks Custom Axe Sheath.

During this past Summer, My Wife and I did a 6 night canoe trip in Algonquin Park. During this stay I had the pleasure of meeting Colin H., a guide from Algonquin Outfitters. Colin water taxied us up Opeongo Lake for us to begin our trip. During this ride Colin and I struck up a conversation regarding Bushcraft and the tools one needs. Of course out came the talk about Gransfors Bruks and custom knives. Colin mentioned that his Swedish carving axe did not have a belt loop and how this was the only inconvenience of the masterfully crafted tool. I then asked if he would like me to make him one. I just needed a tracing of the blade. So within the month Colin sent me the tracing and I got to work, it took me about a day, and mailed it off to him. Just this past week Colin sent me some picture with the blade. It was a sigh of relief the sheath fit the axe so nicely!


  1. i'm taking a basic blacksmithing course, here at Gränsfors Bruk, and these people really do a wonderful product, with pride and day-after-day craftsmanship and quality control !!

    1. Just got one of these axes and I can say that I am less than happy. The handle is trash and the head is not on straight. I will be sending it back. This is a huge disappointment and a bummer of a way to get a Christmas present that I had been wanting for a long time now. For $180 is should be much better.