The Hultafors Aby forest axe is a beautiful hybrid and is part of the new premium range from Hultafors and as such comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Aby has a straighter edge and grinding, and a good finger notch below the head for increased precision. The long, thinner, ergonomic handle minimises weight and in doing so delivers a greater striking force.
This axe is perfect for shelter building, processing firewood and carving as well as precision work. In short, it is your perfect forest companion. Like all Hultafors axes, the Åby forest axe is hand forged and made from high quality Swedish axe steel. As part of the head-forging process, the steel is struck 40-60 times, thereby increasing its density and resulting in greater durability. The Aby is named after the nearest village from Hults Bruk, where many of the workers at the forge lived in the mid 20th century.
The handle length of this model is 24" (60cm), and the weight of the head is 0.7Kg. Each axe comes with a sturdy leather sheath.
Shaving sharp "out of the box".
Product no. 841770
Natural man is a great store with quality products. The Aby axe is a good size and suits it’s purpose, not sure if it will last as there is some pitting in the steel, some are very deep. The forging isn’t as good as expected, Also the steel ether side of the handle is very thin, around 3mm so not to sure how well it will stand up to its intended use. hultafors have a lifetime guarantee with it which is good as I might have to use it.
Item as described. Checkout and shipping good. I had to contact them after purchase and they were very responsive.
Decided to give this axe a try as I have had Hultafors before and this is the latest edition to their outdoor/bushcraft range, and I am keen on the outdoors. First observations are that this axe has great balance considering the long handle. As you might expect of an axe at this price point the fit, finish and quality are superb.In particular the handle grain is very true and it's hang to the head superb. Spot on true.The handle is double secured by a softwood wedge and metal ring so 100% safe and secure and a very good fit. It also has a lanyard hole but I would have preferred none with an axe of this length. Maybe a useful feature to tie with a rope or leather loop to a pack or canoe, though...choice I guess. Moving to the hand forged head it is very high quality, as is to be expected. It weighs 700g and comes razor sharp from the factory. Has a useful shape with finger groove to facilitate 'choking down for carving tasks or shaving firesticks at camp. Viewing the blade profile from the top it looks like it will achieve its purpose well of being a dual utility splitting and cutting axe. Any general purpose axe is by nature a compromise but this looks like a good one. As a felling tool would imagine shelter building, limbing and felling small trees will be fine. As the blade tapers out to a very good thickness quickly from the cutting edge it should be a capable splitter. Would have liked 850g head or 5/5. Sheath usual quality. Will shorten tog & fit tension ring. Great axe!
I had looked to purchase this axe style following seeing one before and i have had a couple of days use it is suberbly sharp out the box with a lovely shaped head the weight is perfect for most of my expected use. Just a great axe to own.Very good service from Natural Man A1.
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