/ Written by Tommy Sollén

Axe throwing! – Outdoor Academy of Sweden 2010 May 7

The brothers from Gränsfors Bruks Axes had a suprise for us before the wild meat dinner: axe throwing!

They were kind enough to give all of us small forest axes to try out during these days but this evening they pulled out a huge double edged axe reminiscent of a viking axe! This, of course, was for throwing ;)

Some of us lined up to try throwing the axe with some helpful instructions from the axe brothers. It was a lot of fun and quite a sight to see. Most participants, I dare say everyone, hit the target. Except me. very embarrassing…

No pressure... Throwing a double edged Gränsfors bruks axe

Axe throwing instructions


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