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#161977 - 07/01/17 10:53 PM Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings?
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I have both. Both are above average, but I do like one over the other in certain situations. Wetterlings has a new Bushman axe based upon Les Stroud's design. I have ordered one. I use an axe/hatchet to butcher through the rib cage and neck of big game. Some use a saw, but I am a hatchet man. Anyone use either of these brands of Swedish axes?

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Edited by pappy19 (07/01/17 10:54 PM)
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#161989 - 07/02/17 10:22 AM Re: Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings? [Re: pappy19]
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Bruk's for me have 2-4 models. Holds a edge well. packs better than a bow saw.
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#161996 - 07/02/17 12:06 PM Re: Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings? [Re: Chief]
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I have three Bruk's.
The splitting hatchet, the long handles splitting axe and the small forest axe.
All have great edges.
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#161999 - 07/02/17 02:05 PM Re: Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings? [Re: 505Gibbs]
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I have a Wetterlings Pack hatchet in my day ack, a Bruks Outdoor Axe with collar, and A Bruks Small Forest axe in my Bronco. I will probably put the Bushman in my pickup. I did notice on my recent purchase of 2 Bruks Small Forest axes for my twin grandson's birthday, that Bruks no longer uses a metal wedge, just wood. Also, I bought these 2 Bruks from AG Russell as they were about $20 less for each one compared to other sites.


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Edited by pappy19 (07/02/17 02:09 PM)
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#162001 - 07/02/17 03:33 PM Re: Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings? [Re: pappy19]
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I find that the metal wedges are to malleable to be used many times. I also don't know enough to say why one is better than the other.
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#163226 - 08/05/17 11:40 AM Re: Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings? [Re: Chief]
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I found out yesterday that Wetterlings was bought out by Bruks.

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#163269 - 08/06/17 09:22 PM Re: Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings? [Re: pappy19]
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Originally Posted By: pappy19
I found out yesterday that Wetterlings was bought out by Bruks.

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#163270 - 08/06/17 09:48 PM Re: Gransfors Bruk or Wetterlings? [Re: Chief]
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But I just found out about Helko axes, I'm in trouble.

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