We get a lot of questions about these. Mainly, “you guys make clothes, why do you sell axes?” And “are these real?” We understand the confusion — apparently these are hard to come by — but the simple answer (along with yes, it's authentic) is that we really like best-of-the-best items, whether that's tuxedos or chopping tools. And Gransfors Bruk has been making axes for over a hundred years. They've figured it out! Their forge in Sweden is open to the public, so there are no secrets... just a really killer finished product. The leather sheath is vegetable-tanned to kill bacteria from your hands (you never know what you might pick up in the wild) and the handle is fully-dried hickory, which is soaked in linseed oil, then coated with beeswax to protect and prevent cracking. And if there's such a thing as a pocket axe, this one is it... the perfect size to throw in your bag, designed for kindling, small logs, and large branches. And campfires.