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Wetterlings Swedish Axe Works
Les Stroud Bushman Axe

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Since 1880, Wetterlings has produced a unique line of quality axes, making it the oldest axe forger in Sweden. Currently, Wetterlings produces an array of backcountry, forest, and splitting axes made of Swedish carbon alloy steel heads and American hickory handles. Each axe includes a custom leather sheath which covers the blade during transport or storage.

Unique in shape and function, Wetterlings products such as the Expedition Hatchet are slightly thicker than other axes in the market, making them favored for their ability to both split and chop wood. With its light head and long elegant handle, there is no other axe like it on the market.

Not only does Wetterlings have a strong commitment to quality and design, but they also have demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Since March of 2012, the Wetterlings factory has been completely energy self sufficient through the use of environmentally friendly waterpower.


  • Hand forged Swedish axe
  • Made of Swedish carbon alloy steel heads and American hickory handles
  • Unique in shape and function
  • Slightly thicker than other axes in the market, making them favored for their ability to both split and chop wood
  • Light head and long elegant handle

Gender: Unisex
Season: S13
Vendor ProductId: W178
Review ProductId: 33914

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  • Q:

    Generation 2 axes have a metal wedge in the head of the handle. Do your Wetterlings Les Stroud Bushman axes have the metal wedge? Thanks
    Asked on 5/17/2014 by Talyn from Montana

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      You are correct -- there ARE two generations of this axe! That's my mistake for not realizing when I checked earlier. The ones we have are, indeed the second generation. It looks like the hang tag is a little different too. I took a picture of the wedge for you:

      Answered on 5/20/2014 by Jeff from Rock/Creek
  • Q:

    Is the bushman axe a second generation ?
    Asked on 3/25/2014 by brian from upstate ny

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      I do not believe there are multiple versions of the Wetterlings Les Stroud axe, Wetterlings #178, which was designed as a collaboration and released in November 2012. I also did some research to see if Wetterlings has ever produced another axe with the "Bushman Axe" name, but did not see one.

      Answered on 3/27/2014 by Jeff from Rock/Creek
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