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Log Building & Timber Framing Axes

This category encompasses axes that are typically used for constructing buildings using logs.

Renowned Swedish manufacturers, such as Gränsfors Bruk and Hultafors, offer the Carpenter's Axe pattern, known in Sweden as Hjartum. This pattern features flattish bevels with distinct shoulders, a straight cutting edge that allows for a pushing motion, and a bearded bit that enables choked-up use for stability and precision. The poll is typically hardened for hammering nails, and the handle is straight to enhance flexibility.

Gransfors' broad axes are available in various grinds and handle options, with each model tailored to a specific task. While we stock the three most popular models, we can obtain other variants as a special order.

If you are interested in using axes for log building work, we recommend reading 'From Log to Log House,' an English translation of a revered Swedish log-building guide, as recommended by Woodsmith. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about selecting the right axe for your needs. We are more than happy to provide expert guidance and advice to help you find the perfect tool.

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