My First Swedish Axe
I saw on the BCUSA forums that Sportsman's Guide had a Swedish military Surplus axe for sale for about $24.00. Bernard Ten Bears ordered one and had great things to say about it, minus the handle. I hit up Mrs. Hotel for an early birthday present and she, being the CFO of the house, agreed to let me buy one.
I immediately placed my order and SG let me know that they were back ordered for a month. Bummer. So I waited, not-so-patiently and checked my email every day.
Soon enough, it arrived.
For $26.00, you can't beat the head on this axe. Here it is, including the sheath that came with it.
I've heard that this is a Hults-Bruks.
The paint will have to come off.
Almost no cheek.
The handle is a little short, but I like it. It does have large dings taken out of it. I will initially sand it, then put on a new haft. I think this one calls for an upper end haft.
Stay tuned. I'll be working on this one throughout the week.
Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum,
Mike, Oscar, Hotel.....out.