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In this axe review, you’ll find out why the Husqvarna 26 Wooden Multi-Purpose Axe comes in as our number 3 choice for the best axe. For approximately $90 you get a high-quality axe with a hickory handle and a handcrafted Swedish steel head. The 26″ length of the handle makes it easy to deliver powerful swings. For more powerful tools like this, read our best tools review.
The Husqvarna Wooden Multi Purpose axe is a traditional axe with a 26-inch handle. This axe has an axe head that is made of hand forged Swedish steel and a wooden hickory shaft.
This axe is the perfect size for a variety of wood cutting tasks such as tree felling or log limbing. Although it won’t deliver as much power per swing as the Fiskars 378841-1002 X27 Super (36″) Splitting Axe, it should still be sufficient to cut most medium or large-sized logs. You can use this axe to split wood, so although it exceeds in felling trees, it is a perfect tool for cutting down trees from start to finish. The Swedish steel head easily bites into the wood, making any woodcutting task a breeze.
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This Husqvarna axe has a solid design. The handle shaft is made of hickory, providing a better look than the synthetic alternatives. The head on this axe is made of high-quality handcrafted Swedish steel, and the axe head weight is 850 grams. It is secured to the handle with both a wooden and a steel wedge, so you don’t have to worry about it flying off mid-swing. If you prefer a carbon steel head the Cold Steel Trail Boss Axe, 27 Inch is a good alternative.
Many people prefer Swedish steel to other axe head materials. If you are one of these people then this Husqvarna axe is the perfect purchase, coming in at less than $100 but still including a handcrafted Swedish steel axe head. Although this axe costs less than a Gransfors Bruks forest axe of a similar size, if you’re just looking for a cheap axe to take with you camping you may find the Coleman Camp Axe is a better choice for your budget if you don’t mind settling for a different head material.
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The Husqvarna 26″ Wooden Multi-Purpose Axe is the perfect introduction to Swedish steel as it costs less than $100 but still manages to be hand forged within budget. Although some customers have complained about the head breaking (usually around the Husqvarna logo) the vast majority of users won’t run into this problem, and will instead be impressed by how much easier chopping firewood is with this multi-purpose axe.