Wetterlings Axe manufacturer

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CLEM

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Folks is this correct that Wetterlings are no longer manufacturing there famous axes? The company has folded?
 

KenThis

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The axe seems way overpriced and the bobble head ridiculous.
I'm sorry I don't always get sarcasm, the emojis suggest jest but I'm not sure?

Please tell me people don't really want his bobble head..?
 

Janne

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KenThis, the bobblehead is perfect to be fixed on the dashboard of your Landie!

Overpriced axes? Swedish and handmade. Will be expensive by definition.

Company has been bought by one of the Gränsfors people, but I am unsure if the two businesses are connected.

I want a bobble midriff Ray Mears! I like him, we share body form!
 

Broch

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The axe seems way overpriced and the bobble head ridiculous.
I'm sorry I don't always get sarcasm, the emojis suggest jest but I'm not sure?

Please tell me people don't really want his bobble head..?
Yes KenThis, very tongue in cheek! Having never met of course you would have no idea that I don't go for such trash; I wouldn't buy the bobble head either :) (that was sarcasm :) )
Seriously though, I would never spend that much money on an axe; it won't do the job any better than any of my late 19th century restored tools.
 
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Broch

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Company has been bought by one of the Gränsfors people, but I am unsure if the two businesses are connected.
If you click on the link I provided above (to the Gransfors site) it clearly says that Wetterlings are now part of the Gransfors group
 

Janne

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Yes, correct. I went on the Wetterlings swedish site and they write in early 2017 they will stop producing the axes under the Wetterlings name.

Seems to be a bestseller, Gränsfors Bruks axes, as this is a serious expansion!

Hults Bruk, a major Swedish tool and ax maker ( axes made in Hultsbruk) is about to introduce axes that are more handmade.

Seems every bushcrafter worldwide is buying exprnsive axes!
 
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Such a shame that Wetterlings have ceased production of their own axes. Did anyone notice how the closure last year also seemed to occur at the same time as Gransfors ramped up the price of their axes. Perhaps it's due to the cost of materials and coincidental but you never know!

Either way, I'm very fond of my Outdoor Axe. I guess, over time it will become a collectors piece!
 

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We had quite a few Wetterlings axes go through our hands back in mid 2000's and they were great for the money, they were substantially cheaper than the GB stuff and good quality, it's a shame they are basically gone. Steel prices have gone up and that's had a big impact on prices but there's been a lot of price increase because bushcraft and the outdoor living groups have grown and there's a lot more demand that seems to sustain these prices, people will pay them. It's like Mora knives, huge price hikes.

I lament Wetterlings being taken over, it's not good for us the consumer...
 
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Janne

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Try the Hults Bruks axes. I bought one a couple of weks ago, but have only used it a couple of times tp split a bucketful of oversized logs.
Works fine.
I am no expert or carver though!

Hand on heart, there must be several quality manufacturers in the world, just maybe more machine made?
 
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