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  • Axe head is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel in a foundry that has been in operation since 1697
  • As part of the hand-grinding production process, the steel is struck multiple times, thereby increasing its density and resulting in extra durability of the axe
  • Tempered zone on the axe head is designed to hold a very sharp edge even after many sharpenings
  • 2 ft. 2 in. curved hickory handle is treated with linseed oil
  • Comes with a traditional leather protective sheath that is embellished with Swedish decorative elements
  • Axe is shipped in its own storage box and comes with a detailed user's manual
  • Axe head weight is 2 lbs.

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Specs

Best Use Camping
Length 26 inches
Max Blade Length (in.) 3.5
Handle Material American hickory
Blade Construction Forged steel
Weight 2 lbs. 13.8 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I shall name it Glamdring Lightweight, razor sharp, really fast swing/recovery time. Great for dealing with unwanted guests. Leather thong protector is great.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hults Bruk Kisa- Very good axe The Kisa from Hults Bruk is just about perfect in its design and execution. It came razor sharp from the factory, has held an edge through initial testing (used on oak and mesquite, and some elm). It is not too heavy to use repeatedly or over a long period, and releases well from the wood. The size seems perfect for around the homestead, but may be a little long for some to carry on their pack.The unfinished hickory handle is well done in shape and finish (oiled), however, and this is where it loses a star- the grain is not ideal which I would have expected from a relatively expensive axe. If you consider the handle expendable, then this should get 4 1/2 stars to be fair, maybe even 5 as its that good. I expect to hand this down to my child some day.
Date published: 2017-04-24
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Why is this axe 3-6 times more expensive than other hickory handled/steel forged axes in the local tool store?

Asked by: Jeff
Hello Jeff. Like many other tools, the way it is manufactured makes a difference when in use, and there is a very significant difference between forged and cast steel. Swedish steel is considered some of the best in the world and will hold an edge, in this case razor sharp from the factory, for a notably longer time than the lesser steel in the axes you get from the big box stores.This particular company has been in business for 300+ years and must be doing something right to have been around that long. Also, the handle is made from American hickory which is durable but not so hard a wood to transmit as much vibration to the user from the strike, which makes it less stressful to the user, and you can use it longer with less impact to your arms/hands.This all may not have value for you if your primary decision factor is price, however may I suggest that amortized over the life of the tool, you might find the cost is nominal in the end. You might also consider looking online at reviewers that have multiple reviews (like one that works for the US Forestry Service in particular) and see what they say about Swedish axes and their performance. Good luck in your search finding the right tool for you.
Answered by: atxkmm
Date published: 2017-07-11

The Hults Bruk website lists the Kisa as having a head weight of 2 lbs. Is this a different axe or is one of the specifications incorrect?

Asked by: coast
The head weight for this axe is 2 lbs.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-11
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I shall name it Glamdring Lightweight, razor sharp, really fast swing/recovery time. Great for dealing with unwanted guests. Leather thong protector is great.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hults Bruk Kisa- Very good axe The Kisa from Hults Bruk is just about perfect in its design and execution. It came razor sharp from the factory, has held an edge through initial testing (used on oak and mesquite, and some elm). It is not too heavy to use repeatedly or over a long period, and releases well from the wood. The size seems perfect for around the homestead, but may be a little long for some to carry on their pack.The unfinished hickory handle is well done in shape and finish (oiled), however, and this is where it loses a star- the grain is not ideal which I would have expected from a relatively expensive axe. If you consider the handle expendable, then this should get 4 1/2 stars to be fair, maybe even 5 as its that good. I expect to hand this down to my child some day.
Date published: 2017-04-24
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Questions & Answers

Why is this axe 3-6 times more expensive than other hickory handled/steel forged axes in the local tool store?

Asked by: Jeff
Hello Jeff. Like many other tools, the way it is manufactured makes a difference when in use, and there is a very significant difference between forged and cast steel. Swedish steel is considered some of the best in the world and will hold an edge, in this case razor sharp from the factory, for a notably longer time than the lesser steel in the axes you get from the big box stores.This particular company has been in business for 300+ years and must be doing something right to have been around that long. Also, the handle is made from American hickory which is durable but not so hard a wood to transmit as much vibration to the user from the strike, which makes it less stressful to the user, and you can use it longer with less impact to your arms/hands.This all may not have value for you if your primary decision factor is price, however may I suggest that amortized over the life of the tool, you might find the cost is nominal in the end. You might also consider looking online at reviewers that have multiple reviews (like one that works for the US Forestry Service in particular) and see what they say about Swedish axes and their performance. Good luck in your search finding the right tool for you.
Answered by: atxkmm
Date published: 2017-07-11

The Hults Bruk website lists the Kisa as having a head weight of 2 lbs. Is this a different axe or is one of the specifications incorrect?

Asked by: coast
The head weight for this axe is 2 lbs.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-11
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