Åby, Sweden – (Dec. 5th, 2018) – Hults Bruk, Sweden’s largest and oldest axe manufacturer, is proud to introduce the Sarek Splitting Axe, a premium axe specifically designed for splitting wood. Available at specialty retailers throughout North America, the Sarek fills the gap between a felling axe and splitting maul.

Purpose built for splitting, the Sarek fosters the fast, athletic swings of a lightweight axe with the power and splitting action of a maul. The secret behind the design is a time-tested, hundred-year-old Swedish splitting pattern with narrow cheeks and a straight blade that bites deeply into wood. Along the cheeks of the axe is a pronounced metal spine that reduces friction, while providing additional wedging action that cracks wood open with explosive power.

With the rising popularity of wood-burning stoves and outdoor fireplaces, many homeowners are splitting their own firewood. In North America, mauls are a common tool for splitting wood. Weighing between 6-8 lbs., mauls are heavy to swing repeatedly and can produce a lot of shock, which may lead to fatigue. The other common tool is a felling axe, best suited for chopping. The lighter weight axe is easy to swing but the standard axe head shape often gets stuck when splitting wood.

“The Sarek axe was designed with the sole purpose to split wood,” says Matt Huff with Sport Hansa, the brand’s exclusive North American importer and distributor. “It’s not the largest splitting axe, but what it lacks in size it makes up in efficiency thanks to the proven Scandinavian design.”

As part of Hults Bruk’s premium line of axes the Sarek boasts a 3.5-pound, expertly hand-forged Swedish steel axe head left blackened by the fire and sharpened to a razor’s edge. The axe head is secured to a 30-inch long, straight shaped handle made from solid American hickory that provides maximum speed and control, with less shock impact than a fiberglass handle. 

Sarek Axe Product Specifications: 

  • Expertly hand forged Swedish steel, hardened to 56-59 HRC
  • Axe head weight: 3.5-pounds
  • Total weight: 4.5-pounds
  • Handle: straight, solid American hickory 
  • Length of handle: 30-inches 
  • Leather sheath is included
  • Made in Sweden, razor sharp, ready to use
  • MSRP $149

About Hults Bruk
Hults Bruk has been in operation since 1697 when the company began forging steel for shipbuilding. By the 1870’s production shifted to crafting axes for a booming forest industry. Today Sweden’s largest axe producer and one of the world’s oldest continually operating forges, Hults Bruk is dedicated to maintaining a tradition of quality. For over 300-years, Master Blacksmiths at Hults Bruk have striven to achieve near perfection, making the brand famous throughout the world. During the forging process, high-quality Swedish steel is struck multiple times, increasing density and durability. For more details please visit www.hultsbruk1697.se.

Hults Bruk Sarek Product Description

Purpose built for splitting the Hults Bruk Sarek combines the speed of an axe with the power of a maul. The century-old Swedish splitting pattern features narrow cheeks and a straight blade that bites deeply into wood. Along the cheeks of the axe is a pronounced metal spine that reduces friction, while providing additional wedging action that cracks wood open with explosive power. As part of Hults Bruk’s premium line of axes, the Sarek boasts a 3.5-pound, expertly hand-forged Swedish steel axe head left blackened by the fire and sharpened to a razor’s edge. The axe head is secured to a 30-inch long, straight shaped handle made from solid American hickory that provides maximum speed and control. MSRP $149

Hults Bruk Sarek Retailers:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hults-Bruk-Sarek-Wood-Splitting/dp/B07KRHJJMM

Makaishttps://makais.com/products/hults-bruk-sarek-splitting-axe-wood-log-chopper-made-in-sweden

Knife Center: https://www.knifecenter.com/item/HUBH840740/hults-bruk-sarek-30-splitting-axe-hickory-wood-handle-leather-sheath