GRÄNSFORS TWO-LUGGED CHOPPING AXE - #501

The Gränsfors Two-Lugged Chopping Axe is a Swedish axe developed during the 7th century and first used on the island of Gotland and in central parts of Sweden. The two lugs below the eye give the axe its characteristic look. The edge is short and straight. The chopping axe is thought to have been used primarily for felling trees as well as for working timbers for houses and boats. Axes with a short edge, about 7 cm long and weighing about 1 kg were used for felling and limbing trees right into the 20th century.

This replica is based on an 11th-century axe discovered at Mästermyr on Gotland. The axe was found lying in a carpenter's toolbox, which indicates that it belonged to a versatile craftsman. The original is on display at the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm.

Length with handle: 75 cm (29.5") 
Weight: 1,3 kg (2.9 lb) 
Sheath in vegetable-tanned leather
Item no: #501

Category: Ancient

Type: Gransfors Axes


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