Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: traditional woodworker
- Take a look at Highland Hardware - they have a heap of historical
reproductions made by Gransfors that are not listed elsewhere - only
catch is a deposit & several months wait to have the axe made. There
are 2 'grades' in some models - a plain steel axe and one with a hard
edge welded in.
Brusi of Orkney
At 08:41 AM 19/09/2006, you wrote:
>I purchased the small carpenters Gransfors axe from Lee Valley and
>brought it to a viking LH event in August. By the time we left, there
>were at least 3 or 4 guys there who were going to get one of the
>different ones for themselves. The quality of the axes doesn't show
>until you start using it. It's razor (and I mean, shave your beard
>razor) sharp right out of the box and holds an edge like you wouldn't
>believe. And while 225$ is a lot of money to drop on an axe, I don't
>think there are any other axes on the market that come with a 20 year
>My wife has already said she's saving to buy me the broad axe and the
>felling axe and for her to be impressed with a hand tool is no small feat.
>That being said, I did see someone with a swedish hatchet in one of
>the gransfors patterns (it might be from a lower end line from the
>same smithy) that was had for cheaper but I don't know if they make
>all the Gransfors models as well.
> > I looked at their axes, and I'm certain I've seen the Grunsford
>broadaxes and hatchets for a lot less. elsewhere. I'd have to look
>around, but I'm sure I have. I was seriously looking at buying one or
>two of the Grunsford axes at the other place and I wouldn't have given
>the idea of spending $225 for an axe even a consideration. That's not
>a price for an axe I'd use ocassionally, that's a new monitor I'd use
> > Brian Broadaxe.