This axe celebrates 325 years of forging tradition at Hults Bruk. The design is inspired by some of our favorite Hults Bruk axes from the past.
In the 1870 the ironmaster Ekelund brought back, not only new production technique from America, but also axe designs such as Terpentine and Yankee patterns as well as hickory handles. With time these have become signums for Hults Bruk axes. The head of our Anniversary axe, with a gross weight of 0.6 kg, is of a classic Terpentine pattern and the bit has a finishing with a narrow 5 step premium grind.
It is hand forged from Swedish quality steel, another signum of Hults Bruk axes. We have equipped it with a hickory handle and a specially made leather edge cover, manufactured in Sweden from a vegetable tanned, full–grain leather. Enclosed together with the axe you will also find a key ring with a ships nail as a reminder of where our forging tradition began.
The label and the shape of the handle are inspired by some of the oldest documented axes from Hults Bruk, found in a catalogue from the 1890s. The label contains an old logotype with the initials HM which stands for Hults Manufaktur.
In the past our axes have been available in a wide range of colours. The red and green of the anniversary axe have been borrowed from our Agdor range that was introduced in the 1930 and made Hults Bruk famous around the world. This particular green was inspired by axes sold in Sweden in the middle of the 20th century and the red handle was a common feature on many Agdor models during the later half of the 20th century.