The Hudson Bay Axe by Wetterlings of today is forged by Rikard Jansson, one of the skilled blacksmiths at Wetterlings Axe Forge in Storvik, Sweden.
The axe is made of Swedish Carbon Steel and the bit is hardened to 57 HRC. This is harder than most Hudson Bay Axes on the market. During very cold days and when biting extremely hard wood, this hard and sharp axe has to be used with professionalism and care.
Many companies have forged the Hudson Bay axe pattern over the years. The Hudson Bay axe is sometimes referred to as a ¾ axe. It originated in Europe and got its name from French Hudson Bay traders who appreciated the smaller size for use on their trap lines in Canada during the 18th and 19th century fur trade era.
Modern Hudson Bay style axes are still prized today for their effectiveness and versatility.
- Total Weight: 1.36 kg / 3 lbs
- Head weight: 1.13 kg / 2.5 lbs
Length: 60 cm / 23.5"
- edge cover included
**Axes have a special shipping charge of $12.99 to Canada / $15.99 to the US**