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Gransfors Bruks Initials

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Oregon Knife Guy, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Oregon Knife Guy

    Oregon Knife Guy

    Mar 27, 2009
    I was just curious if any of you are aware of any of the smiths are making a slightly higher quality axe, or if they are all on an even playing field? Are there any smiths you would prefer?

    US Ulrika Stridsberg
    UN Ulrik Nielsson
    MM Mattias Mattsson
    AS Anders Strömstedt
    LP Lennart Pettersson
    KS Kjell-Ake Sjölund
    RA Rune Andersson
    DG Daniel Gräntz
    BA Bert-Ove Andersson
  2. Bushman5


    Oct 31, 2007
    any of them, they each have about 30+ years experience of making axes at the GB factory
  3. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    I don't know I have a mini and that's only made by one guy. :D LP I think.
  4. paleojoe


    Nov 5, 2009
    I have a mini too, yup only the one guy making those...

    I had a rare KS 11.5" hatchet that was awesome!
    Never could find another one like it.

    Didn't have that typical GB beard:

  5. paleojoe


    Nov 5, 2009
  6. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
  7. bladz


    Feb 12, 2008
    Ulrik Nielsson did a superb job on my SFA!:thumbup::thumbup:

    Wow, I wouldn't be that comfortable with my hands 2" away from molten steel or those fordging machines....
  8. Tyson Norris

    Tyson Norris

    Jan 5, 2010
  9. bladz


    Feb 12, 2008
    I wonder if their are any dealers that deal in a high volume that would notice any difference or if within the factory if any one smith is known as the BEST.
  10. Halfneck

    Halfneck Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Initials on my SFA are MM.
  11. jds1


    Jun 9, 2007
    I've got an older Large Splitting Axe by "MS". I guess he retired. :)

  12. dttomcat


    Apr 14, 2007
    Mattias Mattsson made my Wildlife Hatchet. He did good. :thumbup: -DT
  13. Calebklyne


    Aug 5, 2009
    i got an sfe with mm on it and it is amazing
  14. redpoint


    Mar 17, 2009
    I just got a GB small forest axe two days ago [shipped from a friend in Sweden] - made by MM [Mattias Mattsson]. It's a thing of beauty, I can't wait to use it.
  15. SouthernCross


    Jun 25, 2008
    My GB mini bears Lennart Pettersson's stamp.

    Excellent piece of equipment :thumbup::thumbup:

    Kind regards
  16. Stickman


    Dec 25, 2006
    MM on my SFA and LP on the Mini...both excellent tools and a pleasure to use.
  17. johnspark


    Dec 26, 2008
    Mattias Mattsson made my SFA and like the others, it's perfect.
  18. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    I ONLY buy the Lennart Pettersson axe heads. :p :D

    Seriously, I have GB's by both MM and LP, and they're equally good. :thumbup:

  19. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    My Hunter's Axe?.....

    KS Kjell-Ake Sjölund..... anyone have a phonetic spelling? (I'm thinking, Keyell-ack Sholoond) anyway you say it, he did a helluva job on this baby!

  20. DennisStrickland

    DennisStrickland Banned BANNED

    Jun 24, 2009
    my mini is said to be made by one special forger. however all g.f. products are excellent.much of axe work depends on experience. a novice with best product can not be more efficent than an experienced user with a marginal axe.

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