Sandvik Axe

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Sandvik Axe

Post by Citizen H » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:59 pm

Anyone know anything about Sandvik axes? any good? this much I know.... the handles are completely wrong grain orientation .... proberbly why they painted the lower half black to hide this?
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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by jansman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:38 pm

If its as good as the sandvik saws,you are on a winner!
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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by grenfell » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:03 pm

At an event a few years ago an old chap I'd met a few times brought along some tools for me. There were a couple of wooden planes and a sandvik axe that looked like someone had used it to chop conrete . Funnily enough the handle was broken so perhaps that's there weak point. However, once my friend the blacksmith had tidied it up and I put a new handle on it it has become one of my favourite axes , keeps a lovely edge.

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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Sandbox was bought out by bacho a few years back iirc
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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:24 pm

Sandvic was bought out by bacho a few years back iirc


https://www.bahco.com/en/s/axes-mauls-a ... -30-e7-6c/


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Not far off all owned by snap on

Up to the present (1990s – 2010s)

In the mid-1990s Snap-on Incorporated, a global manufacturer and distributor of tools, entered the European market by acquiring the Spanish hand tool company Herramientas Eurotools S.A. In 1999, Snap-on acquired the business area Saws & Tools from Sandvik. The acquired business was named Bahco Group AB, a company with 2500 employees.[3]

In 2005 Bahco AB and Herramientas Eurotools S.A. merged, founding SNA Europe with Bahco as the company’s premium brand. Its headquarters was established in metropolitan Paris, France.[6]
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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by Citizen H » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:37 am

grenfell wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:03 pm
At an event a few years ago an old chap I'd met a few times brought along some tools for me. There were a couple of wooden planes and a sandvik axe that looked like someone had used it to chop conrete . Funnily enough the handle was broken so perhaps that's there weak point. However, once my friend the blacksmith had tidied it up and I put a new handle on it it has become one of my favourite axes , keeps a lovely edge.
Hey Grenfell, my wife is beginning think I have a problem ? on 2 recent occasions I've just popped out to look at some old buildings due to be demolished and come back with axes..... Ok ! so my names "H" and I'm a scavenger..... so now I've admitted it..... lol I'm going back this weekend for another look see as there was a rusted out vice and some industrial spanners, hammers etc, may be worth taking a wheel barrow with me?!?!?!

Back to the Sandvik, the handle is utter shyt and beginning to split lengthways, I spoke to a fella in Sweden who has also restored one and rates the head to be of good quality, I'm going to tart up the cutting edge and see if I can break the handle before replacing it,

I'll let you know how it turns out.

many thanks "H"
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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by grenfell » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:49 pm

I've got more axes than anyone really needs too but wouldn't turn down another . My wife has given up commenting on it now . :D

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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by Deeps » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:45 pm

grenfell wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:49 pm
I've got more axes than anyone really needs too but wouldn't turn down another . My wife has given up commenting on it now . :D
My guilty secret (not well kept in all candour) is torches and camping stoves....

My name is Deeps and yup, I've got a problem with hoarding too.

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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by Citizen H » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:39 am

grenfell wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:49 pm
I've got more axes than anyone really needs too but wouldn't turn down another . My wife has given up commenting on it now . :D
Ive had a fella help out with loveless bolts, his name is Ben Orford, hes an artisan Knife Maker and on his youtube page, How to sharpen an axe with Ben Orford, he has some lovely axes on the walls of his workshop as Storage / decoration !??! ummmmmm? just a thought :lol:
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Re: Sandvik Axe

Post by grenfell » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:39 pm

The only axe I have as decoration is a 15/16th century side axe. It would probably be ok to use and part of me actually wants to give it a go but the other part of me would be gutted if anything went wrong. I have some axes that need sharpening or hafting and one roofing hammer/axe which I leant out only for someone to snap the blade. It's been welded and my father riveted a length of steel pipe onto it as a handle so it's not the best tool to use now but I had it when I first started work so I suppose there's a sort of sentimental value to it.

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