Whilst not bearing the Gränsfors Bruk stamp,
the axe does bear the monogram LE, presumed that
of Lars Enander, a worker there. (It was among
several axes by that company, on display.)
Purchased from the shop "Handfaste",
in Stockholm, Sweden.
The head is well forged, and very sharp! :)
The shaft is Hickory. It is nicely weighted, and
splits wood and coconuts with equal efficiency.
(I don't generally make a practise of splitting
coconuts with axes, but it was convenient at the
The axe is based upon traditional wood cutting
axes of the Viking period.
1.1kg (2 pounds 7 ounces) is its weight, and
the centre of balance is about four and a half
inches down the shaft from the neck of the axe.
(Hringebu is the name I have given it. I think a
translation might be "the House of
Rings" - for what reason, I don't know,
other than I like the sound of it!)