Gransfors Bruk splitting maul #450
The Gränsfors Bruk Splitting Maul can be used for splitting very thick and knotty chunks of wood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit.
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The axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader section pushes apart the wood. Its weight and sturdy poll with beveled corners make the maul perfect for striking a wedge. Otherwise, the design is similar to the Larger Splitting Axe, but with a slightly longer poll.
The handle has a protective steel collar below the axe head and circular grooves towards the end for an extra firm grip.
The Gransfors Bruk Splitting Maul is the heaviest axe produced by Gränsfors Bruk.
- The head is heavier than the splitting axes.
- Poll can be used for pounding on the twisted splitting wedge (use goggles)
- Comes with leather cover
- 2-1/2″ edge
- 5-1/2 lb. head
- 31″ Hickory handle
- Stamped with the Smiths initials.
Also named “Hammer-Poll Axe”. Designed for splitting apart large chunks of wood (rounds).
Tracy has owned one of these for many years…and does several cords each season with it.
Note: All striking surfaces are subject to eventual ‘mushrooming’ from steel hitting steel. This pertains to splitting wedges and the splitting maul. A periodic edge grinding or filing will re-profile so that the mushrooming effect doesn’t worsen to the point it starts to split the steel of the wedge. A bit more on this can be found on page 21 in the Axe book that comes with each Gransfors tool, including the wedge.