Gransfors Bruk, Bergsjo

Gränsfors Bruk - We have been manufacturing axes since 1902

Over more than 100 years, Gränsfors Bruks AB has built up a business based around handcrafted axes and axe expertise, with a focus on quality and environmental responsibility. Today, 30 people work here in production and sales. 80 percent of the production is exported to 30 countries.

When it comes to the quality and feel of the axes, much depends on the experience and skill of the individual craftsman. Each axe is signed with the smith’s initials as a guarantee of quality.

The company is located in the Swedish village of Gränsfors in northern Hälsingland, around 10 km west of the E4 motorway, between Hudiksvall and Sundsvall. The forge sits at the heart of the village and you can hear the rhythmic pounding as you approach.

The axe forge is open weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm. You are more than welcome to visit us and see our axes being forged, sharpened, tempered and fitted with handles.

In addition to the forge and a factory shop, there is also an axe museum and during the summer a restaurant, café and craft courses in subjects such as forging and log-building.
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  • If you're looking for a unique, crafty, and educational experience, sign up for a make your own axe class at Gransfors Bruk. The make your own hand axe class is two days: you stay overnight in one of....  more »
  • What a great tour! Knowledgeable guide, able to give a tour in English for us. This is a very interesting place to visit. Learn how an axe is crafted from start to finish.  more »
  • So amazing to be able to walk around the factory for free to see how the best axes in the world are made. The folks making the axes are even nice enough to talk to you about the processes and themselves and where we were from. Very inviting, can't wait to buy my axe. The museum is nice and there is a place to co wood ( try out their axe) and to throw axes. Very fun!
  • The place to buy a axe. And tour around the factory. Nice people.
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