Arvika - 5 Star Racing Axe
The Arvika 5-Star Racing Axe boasts a massive 4.5-pound, hand-forged Swedish steel axe head. Designed for use on Australian hardwood, the wide 5.5-inch blade profile makes large V-shaped cuts in hard, knotty or frozen wood. The axe head is secured to a solid 32-inch American hickory handle with both a steel and wooden wedge. A great axe for practicing the standing chop, or as a workhorse for felling and splitting.
Arvika was its own forge in Sweden. In the early 1960s, Arvika ceased production and Hults Bruk purchased the brand and 5-Star pattern. For the next 50-years, Hults Bruk continued selling the Arvika 5-Star in select markets, making it a sought-after axe in the United States where it was previously unavailable until now. The axe head weighs 4.5 pounds and the handle is 32 inches. Overall Weight: 5.8 lbs.
Hults Bruk axes are hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel in a foundry that has been in operation since 1697. As part of the hand grinding production process, the steel is struck multiple times thereby increasing its density and resulting in more durability of the axe. The head is constructed in such a way that there is a tempered zone designed to hold a very sharp edge even after many sharpenings. The curved premium American hickory handle is treated with linseed oil.
Each axe comes with a traditional leather protective sheath that is embellished with some unique Swedish decorative elements. The axe is shipped in its own storage box and comes with a detailed user’s manual.
Hults Bruk Premium Axes:
These are hardworking pieces of art, unrivaled by even the best-known brands. Meticulously hand finished to increase durability and illuminate the beauty of the natural materials. First several stages of hand grinding are performed to produce a shaving-sharp edge. Next the American hickory handles are hand sanded and oiled with several coats of linseed to condition and protect the wood. Hults Bruk Premium Series axes come with a full-sized leather edge protector that secures to the axe with an adjustable leather lace and storage box.
Discontinued by the manufacturer, this product is no longer available. Please see related products below.