Telling the age of a Hults Bruk axe can be challenging due to the number of axes produced over the company’s 300-year-old history.To verify an authentic hand-forged Hults Bruk Swedish axe or hatchet look for the official maker’s mark on the axe head.I believe it is hand forged due to the rough shape. My question is whether or not it is usable or just a keep sake at this point. no matter how worthless to other people is a treasure to you! Good thread on old axes here: Axe/Hatchet Information Thread __________________ "All the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'SAVE US!! Axes of a strict dimension have been around since Roman times...
Pour the vinegar into a large bowl or a baking pan that you can submerge the axe fully in. Once the rust is removed, soak the axe in plain clean water over night to remove the acid and the salt.
Mix as much salt into it as will dissolve....having some on the bottom undissolved is fine.
It took a lot of naval jelly, a lot of muratic acid and a lot of scrubbing to get it ready to prime and paint.
You MUST get all the rust off first - then prime with a rust inhibitor, then paint with a good enamel paint. I remember my Grandpappy having it in the sixties - my Dad thinks he had it when him and Mom were married in the fifties ... He used to be bad about using it to mix concrete - I don't know why but it took me a couple of days of scrubbing with a metal brush to get all that old concrete out of the crevices.
My boy and I have already recently put it through its paces. I may still swing them one handed, but it gives me a two-handed option if I want.
By the time I took those first pictures, before I began the stripping process, I had already spent a couple of hours banging concrete off the dang thing.After forging each axe the blacksmith stamps the Hults Bruk logo on the steel, signifying the axe has been made to the highest standards.These maker’s marks are put on the axe head during the final hits in the forging process.Attention if you have renewed your paid membership on the site but it has not taken effect within 24 hours please send the tech account a private message here to get your account corrected and for further instruction.There is a connectivity error with Paypal and the site Thank you from the management Found this axe head among other old tools my father has gathered (no longer using).i recently found an old forged sweedish head at my parents place..