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How To Care For A Gransfors Axe

How To Care For A Gransfors Axe

Gransfors Bruks Axe
How To Care For A Gransfors Axe

Once you have purchased one of the world's finest axes it is important to take care of it. As with most fine woodworking hand tools a little reasonable care goes along to maintaining your tools prime for years to come. Here are basic tips to insure the best possible performance from your new Gransfors Axe.

    General Care
  1. Axes need to be kept in a dry place, but not so dry or hot that the handle risks shrinking in the axe head.
  2. Make sure that the bit and the bit sheath are not damp or wet when you put on the sheath.
  3. Oil the axe head thoroughly if the axe is going to be stored for an extended period of time. An un-oiled axe may rust or pit. We recommend Camellia Oil as our favorite traditional tool treatment.
  4. Axe heads are forged for cutting or carving. Only the poll of a Splitting Maul is strong enough for hammering in a wedge, for example. Do not use other axes as a sledgehammer or wedge. If you hammer too hard on or with an axe, the eye of the axe may deform or break.
  5. An axe handle, whether fixed with a wedge or glue, may come loose if the axe handle shrinks. Check regularly that the axe handle is secure in the axe head.

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