The Hultafors Arvika 5 Star is a remarkable felling axe, made in Sweden. It was designed as such that it is perfect when quickly felling trees. For the design one namely closely looked at Australian racing axes that are used for lumber competitions. During these competitions the goal is a felling a tree as fast as possible. This Hultafors Arvika can therefore also be used for these types of competitions.
The head is made from Swedish axe steel. Forged by hand near Hults Bruk in Sweden. The edge has a convex grind. This is a grind that combines sharpness with sustainability. You, after all, want the axe to retain its sharpness. Especially during a competition. The head is enhanced with a satin finish and lacquered for less resistance in the wood.
According to Hultafors this axe isn't sharp upon delivery to make sure you can sharpen it yourself. We personally felt it was quite sharp when we received it, but we can also imagine that for competitive use you want it to be razor-sharp.
Hultafors uses American hickory wood for the handles. This type of wood is exceptional in absorbing blows without breaking. As such it is perfect as a steel for hammers and, of course, axes. In terms of shape Hultafors selected the 'fastest' shape for this Arvika axe: with it you will chop through a block of wood fastest.
Background of the Hultafors axes.
Hultafors axes represent quality, sustainability and user-friendliness. To accomplish this Hultafors works with professionals who definitely know what they are doing. Professionals who are not afraid to use their hands. After all, they know best when tools are most useful. According to this philosophy Hultafors has been developing sustainable tools for craftsmen for over 130 years. Tools you can rely on every single day regardless of the circumstances.