Hults Bruk Almike Axe


A perfect sized hatchet for camping, cutting small firewood, and basic carving. The Almike from Hults Bruk in Sweden is a life long all-purpose tool for the garden, camp or wilderness survival. Featuring a classic turpentine pattern axe head intended for tasks such as making kindling, doing light clearing and any number of backcountry jobs. The axe can be worn on a belt or easily tucked into a backpack. 


  • Overall Weight: 1 3/4 lbs.
  • Head Weight: 1 lb.
  • Handle Length: 16"
  • Head: Solid Swedish steel
  • Handle: Solid American Hickory


  • Choose between the standard traditional mask (sheath) and the Craft and Lore waxed veg tan mask design.
  • The axe is shipped in its own storage box and comes with a detailed users manual.
  • The axe head is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel in a foundry that has been in operation since 1697.
  • As part of the hand grinding production process, the steel is struck multiple times thereby increasing its density and resulting in more durability of the axe.
  • The head is constructed in such a way that there is a tempered zone designed to hold a very sharp edge even after many sharpenings.
  • The curved hickory handle is treated with linseed oil.

Leather Mask Options

Traditional Mask (Dark Brown) - The standard axe mas ships with the Almike from Hults Bruk. It is built with a quality leather from the Swedish Tärnsjö tannery. While the material quality is solid, one might consider the function of this traditional design to be "clunky" when it comes to removing or applying the axe mask. The security of the mask staying on the axe is also lesser since it only uses pressure of the lanyard to hold it on. This mask is held together with brass press rivets.

Craft and Lore Mask (Waxed Natural Veg) - We approached the design of our mask with 3 main concerns. Form (how it looks), Function and Security.  We find the axe to be a beautiful tool (see our logo!) and an axe mask should match or accentuate the beauty. The function of easy removal and application is also a must for us. Less time fiddling with the mask, and more time working! We're using a solid brass button stud to secure the retention strap, making sure that the mask stays put to protect you and the axe both. For the materials we're using one of our favorite extremely high grade natural vegetable tanned leathers. It's a sturdy 8oz thick, and we've beefed it up with a hot stuffing of pure beeswax. The beeswax penetrating all layers of the leather will help it resist the elements, as well as add a sturdy firm hand to the leather. It also gives it a unique color characteristic called "pullup" allowing the wax to shift within the leather as it is stressed. Expect a beautiful patina and darkening of this leather as it ages from use and exposure. 

Most orders arrive between

Estimated 2-4 Weeks

Port Wallets, Insider Wallets and Enfold Card Wallets typically go out a day or two after the order is placed. If you have a deadline, please contact us. We may be able to work something out.

Custom Requests: Closed

Our store orders are our top priority, and so we're unable to interrupt our work flow in order to accept any custom requests. If you're interested in your initials being placed on your item, we suggest taking it in to your local laser engraver. You'll receive a quality engraving, that is truly complimentary to your fine leather goods.

Items In Stock

Generally we keep Port Wallets, Insiders and Enfold Card Wallets built and ready to ship. Otherwise all leather goods are generally hand made to your order. Items marked as 'in stock' means that we have the material on hand to fulfill your order and that wait times will apply.

USA Shipping

All USA destinations are shipped FedEx Express which has a 2-3 day transit time for US residents. You will receive tracking information in an email when your order ships.

International Shipping

International shipments may choose between First Class, Priority mail or FedEx, but we strongly suggest FedEx as it gets through customs easier. There is no guarantee of tracking for international shipments. If your package hasn't arrived after 30 days, please contact us with your tracking number. Craft and Lore cannot be held responsible for the US Postal Service losing packages once it leaves the USA. If a package is indeed lost, and after 60 days have passed since the shipping day, please contact us and we will see what we can do.


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