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Hults Bruk Introduces Historic Arvika 5-Star Racing Axe

Legendary racing style axe now available in North America

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Hults Bruk Arvika Racing Axe

Hults Bruk, Sweden’s largest and oldest axe manufacturer, is proud to introduce the legendary Arvika 5-Star axe. The massive racing style axe made popular by timber sport competitors and arborists is now available at specialty retailers throughout North America.

One of the most robust chopping axes available, the Arvika 5-Star boasts a 4.5-pound, hand-forged Swedish steel axe head. Designed for use on Australian hardwood, the wide 5.5-inch blade profile makes large V-shaped cuts in hard, knotty or frozen wood. The axe head is secured to a solid 32-inch American hickory handle with both a steel and wooden wedge. The polished finish reduces cutting friction, while the heavier axe head paired with a shorter handle delivers the fast swings and powerful cuts needed in competition. While sharp out of the box, the Arvika can be profiled and customized by the end-user, a common practice in lumberjack competition sports that is only recommended for those with experience.

Originally its own forge in Sweden, Arvika created the 5-Star racing axe to address a growing demand in lumberjack sports. In the early 1960s, Arvika ceased production and Hults Bruk purchased the brand and 5-Star pattern. For the next 50-years, Hults Bruk continued selling the Arvika 5-Star in select markets, making it a sought after axe in the United States, where it was previously unavailable.

The introduction of the Arvika 5-Star racing axe reinforces Hults Bruk’s dedication to expand its line of professional grade axes in North America. “People familiar with Hults Bruk ask for the Arvika 5-Star by name,” says Matt Huff with Sport Hansa, the brand’s U.S. importer and distributor. “We’re proud to add this legendary Swedish axe to the line-up for those who value well-made tools for felling, splitting and competition.”

Arvika 5-Star Racing Axe Product Specifications:

• Hand forged at the historic Hults Bruk

• High quality Swedish steel

• Axe head weight: 4.5-pounds

• Blade length: 5.5-inches

• Handle: solid American hickory

• Length of handle: 32-inches

• MSRP $189

The Arvika 5-Star axe will be available at select outdoor specialty retailers and online where Hults Bruk axes are sold. For more information or to locate a dealer near you, please visit

About Hults Bruk

Hults Bruk has been in operation since 1697 when the company began forging steel for shipbuilding. By the 1870’s production shifted to crafting axes for a booming forest industry. Today Sweden’s largest axe producer and one of the world’s oldest continually operating forges, Hults Bruk is dedicated to maintain a tradition of quality. For over 300-years, Master Blacksmiths at Hults Bruk strive to achieve near perfection, making the brand famous throughout the world. During the forging process, high quality Swedish steel is struck multiple times, increasing density and durability. For more details please visit


James Graven