This sheath is designed specifically and exactly for the Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe. It is made out of full-grain vegetable-tanned cowhide and then stained with the appropriate color. The leather is treated Fiebings Mink Oil (available here from us).
The construction of the sheath starts with three pieces of leather: the main body of the sheath, the securing strap and the welt. The main body is folded over a welt that is inserted between the two folded halves which prevents the blade of the inserted axe from cutting the stitch that is placed to hold the sheath together. The sheath is then hand stitched and steel rivets are placed at the corners to reinforce the body. The axe head blade, when placed in the sheath, is prevented from touching the rivets because of the welt. The retention strap is then secured with a steel rivet and a steel snap is added for easy on/off action. This sheath is built to last, and quality hand made in the USA (Spokane, Washington). Finish to the edges of the leather is applied for aesthetic appeal. Watch how this sheath is made on YouTube:
Watch a review of this axe, demonstrating this sheath below:
Also, see the Axe Handle Guard that we have designed for this axe by clicking on the image below (will appear different than in this image):
The sheath also bears a maker’s mark, which is updated from “YAE Handmade”, and now reads “ROG Handmade”, as seen here:
The sheath is handmade in Spokane, Washington.
Fred Golladay –
I have a Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe, and decided that the sheath offered by Review Outdoor Gear seemed much better than the one that initially came with the axe from Gransfors Bruks, so I sent in my order. I am very impressed with the fit, finish, and superb craftmanship of the new sheath. Especially nice, was the fact that stainless steel rivets were used in it’s construction. I would highly recommend this… or any of their products. You will not regret your purchases. With proper care, I expect my sheath to last my lifetime, and epect to hand my axe with sheath, down to a new generation of outdoorsmen.
John Newkirk (verified owner) –
I’ve long held that the most important part of an axe, knife, or saw is not the blade – it’s the sheath that covers it when not in use. Just one accidental cut can ruin your entire trip, so solid cover for your edged tools is paramount (ask me how I know this ;-).
I’ve set aside the stock sheaths that came with my Gränsfors-Bruk axes and Benchmade bush knife and replaced them all with ROG leather. Pricey? Perhaps. But far less than a cancelled outing and/or trip to the E.R.