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The Robin Wood axe

5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

£39.00

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Product Description

A razor sharp axe that will do anything from felling small trees and splitting firewood to splitting kindling but what it really excels at is carving.

For many years there has not been a good axe available that came sharp and ready to use for less than £70, these axes work really very well indeed. The heads are drop forged abroad but ground and honed by Brian Alcock the last professional grinder in Sheffield. I have the hickory handles made in the UK to my design they have a good grippy knurled finish and I treat them with linseed oil. They also make a great axe for  bushcraft or camp use. The weight of the head is 500g and the total weight 760g (1lb 11oz), handle length is 13.5″ (34cm). This is a good weight and size of axe that I find most folk can use easily without getting tired but is still heavy enough to remove wood quickly.

The axes come razor sharp and ready to use but eventually you will need to sharpen it yourself. This video shows the method I use.

This video shows the axe compared to two commonly used axes by Gransfors Bruks and also shows it in use carving a spoon blank. These axes have proved extremely popular with many folk preferring them to much more expensive axes, have a look at some of the comments below.

8 reviews for The Robin Wood axe

  1. Shudokan@btconnect.com
    5 out of 5

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    I was going to buy a gransfors axe and read the review of axes on the robin wood blog which mentioned this axe at the end. At £35 it was worth a look! I ordered late Tuesday and the axe arrived early Wednesday. Straight to the workshop to test and it looks and feels superb, razor sharp and a really nice balanced feel. It will be out in the woods this weekend too but I am pretty sure I do not need to buy a small gransfors axe now. But maybe one of the bigger ones?
    Fantastic product and great service, thank you very much.
    Mick

  2. norsegarth@aol.com
    5 out of 5

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    Lovely hatchet for the money nice none tiring weight and a good grippy shaft
    couldn’t be happier ……………Cheers

  3. atropos92@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

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    Bought this as a small, light alternative to my other axes that I’d be comfortable taking out of the workshop and using and abusing carving in the field. However, it’s quickly become my go to axe. The dimensions are spot on and it just feels right in the hand.

  4. jessesb87@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

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    I used the gransfors carving axe as my main axe, but the weight can be a little taxing at times. The price of this axe made me a little weary, but after using it, I would recommend this axe to anyone. Comes out of the box sharp and is a perfect all around weight. I absolutely love it. After only using it a few times, I know that it will soon be my new favorite tool. Bottom line – Perfect axe for an even more perfect price.

  5. a.caldwell2@sky.com
    5 out of 5

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    Just as the description says, a great wee axe, I didnt want to spend too much money on a axe until my sharpening skills are good enough but now I wont need to because this axe is good enough, a real bargain for once.

  6. jim.byron@yahoo.co.uk
    5 out of 5

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    Received the axe 4 days ago and have used it constantly and I must say it is beyond excellent. Super sharp right out the box this little beauty will quickly become my go to axe for bushcraft and carving. The forging is first class and the grind and the shape of the edge allows for much better cutting capability of both green and hardwoods and also for precision cutting for example feather sticks and is better than some dedicated knives for this task. The shape of the handle as well as alignment, fit and finish are also excellent. I would urge anyone contemplating buying this axe to not hang about for they will sell like hot cakes. Excellent value for money and in my estimation better than the Gransfors Bruks wildlife hatchet which is twice the price.

  7. jamiecameron373@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

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    next day delivery is always a bonus . arrived well packed and is very very sharp right out the box. very happy. not 100% sold on the handle design (the texture of it) but i’ll see how it goes. very happy with it though

  8. roger352@sky.com
    5 out of 5

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    There are very few real bargains in life but this is one of them. Excellent product, excellent price and excellent shipping. This axe came out of the box sharp enough to cut the hairs off my fore arm. As a bonus the axe arrived the next day great service. This axe has quickly became my favourite axe to use when bushcrafting and carving. It will do all of the jobs I ask of it and more. It is now attached to my rucksack permanently. As a result this axe will be also used on overland expeditions. A leather sheath would be great just to finish it off.

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