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Gransfors Bruks Ancient Collection Two-Lugged Chopping Axe

Gransfors Bruks Ancient Collection Two-Lugged Chopping Axe
Highland Item # 125804

Price : $385.00
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Gransfors Bruks Ancient Collection Two-Lugged Chopping Axe

Gransfors Bruks Ancient Axes Collection - Hand forged to order by Lars Enander. Please order well in advance of need as delivery date cannot be estimated.

A Swedish axe developed during the 7th century and first used on the island of Gotland and in central parts of Sweden. The two lugs below the eye give the axe its characteristic look. The edge is short and straight. The chopping axe is thought to have been used primarily for felling trees as well as for timbering when building houses and boats. Axes with a short edge, about 7 cm long and weighing about 1 kg had been used for felling and lopping trees right up into the 20th century. This replica, forged by hand, is based on an 11th century axe discovered in Mästermyr on Gotland. The axe was found lying in a carpenter's toolbox, which indicates that it belonged to a versatile craftsman. The original axe is exhibited at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm.

Straight handle: 75 cm
Length of edge: 7 cm
Weight (including handle): Approx. 1.3 kg

NOTE: This Gransfors Bruks axe is normally a special order item. A 50% deposit is required. Your credit card will be charged the deposit amount at the time of order, and the remainder when your axe ships to you.

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