Gransfors Bruk Froe #487
Gransfors Bruk Froe is hand forged in Sweden
The Gränsfors Bruk Froe is used to split wood very finely, for example when making shingles for a roof. The wood to be split is placed under the edge. The user steadies the tool with one hand on the vertical handle and strikes the blade with a Froe mallet using the other hand. The handle is removable, making the Froe easy to transport.
This is a heavy duty unit. Not to be confused with the lighter/smaller units more commonly available. The “eye” of the froe appears to be a single piece and is thicker than some of others we carry.
- Blade length of the froe is 11-3/4″, width varies from 2-3/8″ near the eye to 2-1/8″ near the tip.
- Approximate blade thickness is 5/16″
- Overall length 14″
- Handle length 17-1/2″.
- 2.4 lbs. blade
- 3.0 lbs total
- 4 lbs. shipping
Note: The Gransfors Froe is shown in the center of the 3 Froes shown in the images. You can see the round eye is thicker than the Peavey Froe and the same thickness (or just slightly less) as the Barr Froe.
Also: Take a look at our Froe Mallet
Froe Mallets are made from reject Maple baseball bats