Canada 150 Limited Edition Hudson Bay Axe

"Canada's shave shop", Kent Of Inglewood wanted something special to celebrate Canada's 150th so they went to the Swedish axe company S. A. Wetterlings (one of the companies that originally made axes for the Hudson’s Bay Company) and together they created the Limited Edition Hudson Bay Axe.

"This axe design has its roots in the “3/4” axes originally from Northern Spain and France. The name “Hudson’s Bay” stems from its history as the favourite of fur-trappers, traders, and indigenous peoples who worked with the Hudson’s Bay Company in North Eastern Canada. Its lightweight design includes a head with a wide edge, deep beard, and narrow profile. These characteristics make it perfect for firewood-splitting, small tree-felling and kindling-chipping. These same characteristics make the modern Hudson’s Bay Axe an ideal camping companion."
  • Made of Swedish Carbon Steel
  • The bit is hardened to 57 Rockwell C
  • 2.5 pound head
  • Half pound hickory handle measuring 24 inches
  • Embellished with an “1867” brand, bearing the three- leaf maple as found on Canada’s earliest unofficial flags and ensigns, a white enamel painted fawn’s foot end knob, and the Kent of Inglewood logo debossed upon the leather sheath
  • Each axe is individually numbered, in a series of 150

In March of 2017 Wetterlings Axe Forge and Gränsfors Bruk have merged, so these are among the final axes forged solely by Wetterlings.