Axes date back literally thousands of years. While they have undergone some changes over the years, axes are still important tools that are used in various fields and occupations. In this article, I’ll be looking at axes made in Sweden.
Do Any Companies Sell Axes Made in Sweden? (The Short Answer)
It probably won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that Sweden is home to a few axe manufacturers. They are Gränsfors Bruk, Hultafors, and Wetterlings.
Brands Selling Swedish Made Axes (What I Found)
Now that we know which brands manufacture axes in Sweden, let’s take a look at each one in a little more detail.
Gränsfors Bruk is a Swedish axe company that has been manufacturing hand-forged axes since 1902. Its axes vary from forest axes and splitting axes to double-edged axes and even historical axes.
Like most Swedish companies, Gränsfors Bruk works to minimize its impact on the environment. It achieves this by making its products locally while using locally sourced materials. On top of that, Gränsfors Bruk’s axes are made by highly trained craftsmen which further helps to reduce any possible waste as these guys are professionals and make very few mistakes.
The company is made up of just 32 people. But despite its small size, its products are made and exported to roughly 30 countries worldwide. Gränsfors Bruk is located in Gränsfors, Northern Hälsingland. This is where its products are manufactured before being shipped off to its customers.
On top of Gränsfors being the company’s manufacturing location and headquarters, it is also home to an axe museum where tourists can catch a glimpse of the history and manufacturing techniques of this well-respected company.
For those wanting to have a look at some of Gränsfors Bruk’s axes, I’ve got you covered. Here are some links to each of its product categories regarding axes.
- Forest Axes
- Split Axes
- Carpentry and Craftsmanship Tools
- Double Edged Axes
- Historical Axes
- Second Sorting
- Axe Care Products
Hultafors was founded in 1883 in Stockholm, Sweden. It started thanks to a young Swedish engineer who invented a measuring device that would help Sweden’s conversion to the metric system. The company quickly grew and before long it moved on to making hammers, clamps, and of course, axes.
All of Hultafors’ axes are made at its facility located in the Swedish province of Östergötland. The company has an impressive list of figures on its website regarding its manufacturing. It makes around 13 700 000 meters of folding rules each year and each one of its axes takes between 40 and 60 strikes to make. This is very impressive for a company that manufactures all of its axes within Sweden.
Hultafors’ axes come in various styles and sizes. From carpenter’s axes to wood axes, there’s a lot to choose from. Here’s a link to its axe product page, and here are a few different axes for you to check out.
- 325 Anniversary Axe 10-06
- Wetterhall Throwing Axe
- Stålberg Carpenter Axe
- Hult Splitting Axe
- Ekelund Hunting Axe
Something that sets Hultafors apart from a lot of other axe manufacturers out there is its lifetime warranty that it offers on its premium axes. After purchasing one of its premium axes, simply register the axe on its website and it’s covered for life.
Wetterlings is our final entry on this list. It is the oldest smithy in Sweden, it dates back to 1880. This is when it started manufacturing axes. Over the years the company grew and has since moved on to produce some of the finest axes available on the market.
Today, this family-owned business manufactures all of its axes in Storvik, Sweden. The company also helps to produce some of Gränsfors Bruk’s axes when the need arises. It also sells products from a couple of other Swedish manufacturers in the wool and tool industries.
This impressive company has 14 highly skilled workers who work tirelessly to produce high-quality and long-lasting axes. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to order one of Wetterlings’ products online, you’ll need to visit its company store, or get in touch and enquire about the possibility of shipping. Its contact details are in the image below.