Swedish carving axe
Gransfors Swedish carving axe.
A Swedish carving axe is a chopping and carving axe, based on a traditional Swedish design, that is well-suited for roughing large artistic carvings, hewing bowls and suchlike, and for architectural work. The cutting edge has a characteristic curved shape and is carried well above the head's eye. The position of the edge relative to the handle, the rather thick bit, and the big angle of the wide beveled face make the Swedish carving axe a good carving tool.