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gb Offline Sparky415

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cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
on: March 12, 2017, 08:11:46 AM

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Information about cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
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https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/information-cooperation-wetterlings-gransfors-bruk/
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 08:57:20 AM
Kind of makes me wish I had bought a wetterlings axe.   :(


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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 03:02:22 PM
Im glad I bought a couple of them a few years ago when they supplied one of the major hardware stores here. They where really good axes at a good price.
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 03:29:26 PM
At least we know that Wetterlings Forge will continue on but it is sad that there will be no more made in that name :-\ Wonder if they will keep some of the designs (like the Les Stroud axe) and just rebrand them :think: Hopefully with both Forges putting out the same axes we will see a price drop :D I do doubt that though :facepalm: :D


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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 04:18:35 PM
Very much a Victorinox/Wenger state of play isn't it?  One of my favourite small hatchets is one of their budget options from a few years ago.





At least we know that Wetterlings Forge will continue on but it is sad that there will be no more made in that name :-\ Wonder if they will keep some of the designs (like the Les Stroud axe) and just rebrand them :think: Hopefully with both Forges putting out the same axes we will see a price drop :D I do doubt that though :facepalm: :D

I really hope we don't see some of their more unique offerings go.  Especially given that I suspect a Gransfors Bruk Les Stroud will sell better than a Wetterlings Les Stroud. ::)
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 07:53:15 PM
Those pics really don't show the scale of the little Wetterling. 

Here it is (in the middle) next to a typlcal cheap hardware store hatchet and a Vaughn Mini hatchet. 


While it might appear similar in size to the tiny Vaughn, the head is in fact a lot more stout and has enough mass to chop and split.


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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 07:57:10 PM
Oh, and this news has me seriously looking at the Wetterlings Bushman (the Les Stroud axe).  Cheers for putting that thought in my head Poncho, you might have just cost me £95. ::)

 :D
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 08:23:50 PM
Oh, and this news has me seriously looking at the Wetterlings Bushman (the Les Stroud axe).  Cheers for putting that thought in my head Poncho, you might have just cost me £95. ::)

 :D

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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 08:38:37 PM
Oh, and this news has me seriously looking at the Wetterlings Bushman (the Les Stroud axe).  Cheers for putting that thought in my head Poncho, you might have just cost me £95. ::)

 :D

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They are already getting hard to find

You're not helping either. :twak:

 :P
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 09:03:01 PM
Damn. :facepalm:


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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 09:14:48 PM

 :D

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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #11 on: March 12, 2017, 10:02:12 PM
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #12 on: March 12, 2017, 10:13:29 PM
Oh Gareth, pst over here

http://www.woodlandcraftsupplies.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=374


 >:D

That's who I've just ordered from. :D  P&P bumps it up to £89.90 but it's still the best deal I found.  If you do find one for less, please feel free to keep it to yourself. :D
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #13 on: March 12, 2017, 10:17:14 PM
Oh Gareth, pst over here

http://www.woodlandcrafts..._info&products_id=374


 >:D

That's who I've just ordered from. :D  P&P bumps it up to £89.90 but it's still the best deal I found.  If you do find one for less, please feel free to keep it to yourself. :D

Not a problem my friend, funny I appear to bought one as well, that's two axes in a week for me  :facepalm:
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 10:20:59 PM
Oh Gareth, pst over here

http://www.woodlandcrafts..._info&products_id=374


 >:D

That's who I've just ordered from. :D  P&P bumps it up to £89.90 but it's still the best deal I found.  If you do find one for less, please feel free to keep it to yourself. :D

Not a problem my friend, funny I appear to bought one as well, that's two axes in a week for me  :facepalm:

Oh, what else have you bought?
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #15 on: March 12, 2017, 10:22:55 PM
Oh Gareth, pst over here

http://www.woodlandcrafts..._info&products_id=374


 >:D

That's who I've just ordered from. :D  P&P bumps it up to £89.90 but it's still the best deal I found.  If you do find one for less, please feel free to keep it to yourself. :D

Not a problem my friend, funny I appear to bought one as well, that's two axes in a week for me  :facepalm:

Oh, what else have you bought?

Hultafors Classic Trekking Axe, to replace the Agdor I have. 15" handle and 0,5kg hand forged head
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #16 on: March 12, 2017, 10:34:05 PM
Oh Gareth, pst over here

http://www.woodlandcrafts..._info&products_id=374


 >:D

That's who I've just ordered from. :D  P&P bumps it up to £89.90 but it's still the best deal I found.  If you do find one for less, please feel free to keep it to yourself. :D

Not a problem my friend, funny I appear to bought one as well, that's two axes in a week for me  :facepalm:

Oh, what else have you bought?

Hultafors Classic Trekking Axe, to replace the Agdor I have. 15" handle and 0,5kg hand forged head

Cool. :tu:
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #17 on: March 13, 2017, 05:39:42 AM
Oh, and this news has me seriously looking at the Wetterlings Bushman (the Les Stroud axe).  Cheers for putting that thought in my head Poncho, you might have just cost me £95. ::)

 :D

Glad to be of service :hatsoff: Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :whistle: :rofl:

It really does seem like a good axe to me though ;) :tu:


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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #18 on: March 13, 2017, 05:41:04 AM
Damn. :facepalm:


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Reply #19 on: March 13, 2017, 12:35:55 PM
Damn. :facepalm:


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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #20 on: March 13, 2017, 02:52:53 PM
Damn. :facepalm:


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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #21 on: March 13, 2017, 02:56:41 PM
If I hadn't found out about the takeover here I would have been blissfully unaware of it.
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #22 on: March 13, 2017, 03:12:46 PM
If I hadn't found out about the takeover here I would have been blissfully unaware of it.

I as well :D and then wondering why Wetterings price jumped :think: and then all of a sudden disappeared :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D


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Reply #23 on: March 13, 2017, 03:26:52 PM
I'm a bit pissed off about this, another company with a long history gone, I don't think Wetterings really advertised much in the UK and as for GB! Yes people rave about them but they are very expensive and mostly out of stock at all the places that sell them in the UK. I think that's why I like the Hultafors so much.
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #24 on: March 13, 2017, 06:28:16 PM
Oh, and this news has me seriously looking at the Wetterlings Bushman (the Les Stroud axe).  Cheers for putting that thought in my head Poncho, you might have just cost me £95. ::)

 :D

:tu:
They are already getting hard to find

You're not helping either. :twak:

 :P

:twak:
Your stupid link to that shop, made me curious if they shipped over here.
And they do, at a ridicilusly low £5,90, so now Im waiting for one too.
And I really dont need one! I already have GB forresters Axe! :facepalm:
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #25 on: March 13, 2017, 06:44:13 PM
Oh, and this news has me seriously looking at the Wetterlings Bushman (the Les Stroud axe).  Cheers for putting that thought in my head Poncho, you might have just cost me £95. ::)

 :D

:tu:
They are already getting hard to find

You're not helping either. :twak:

 :P

:twak:
Your stupid link to that shop, made me curious if they shipped over here.
And they do, at a ridicilusly low £5,90, so now Im waiting for one too.
And I really dont need one! I already have GB forresters Axe! :facepalm:

 :rofl:

I don't need one either as I have a GB Small Forest Axe, but I think the Bushman is different enough that I'll use it.

I honestly don't think buying one is a bad plan, once Wetterlings is "gone" these will either disappear completely or jump in price once it's got GB stamped on the side.  I'm slightly put out by GB as their prices have jumped a LOT in the last 12 years and that's surely based on what they think they can get away with (due to their worldwide popularity) rather than any significant rise in manufacturing overheads or whatever.
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #26 on: March 13, 2017, 07:05:45 PM
Oh, and this news has me seriously looking at the Wetterlings Bushman (the Les Stroud axe).  Cheers for putting that thought in my head Poncho, you might have just cost me £95. ::)

 :D

 :tu:
They are already getting hard to find

You're not helping either. :twak:

 :P

 :twak:
Your stupid link to that shop, made me curious if they shipped over here.
And they do, at a ridicilusly low £5,90, so now Im waiting for one too.
And I really dont need one! I already have GB forresters Axe! :facepalm:

oops my bad  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #27 on: March 14, 2017, 02:05:13 AM
Our work her is done Smashie :tu: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #28 on: March 14, 2017, 03:20:41 PM
I'm a bit pissed off about this, another company with a long history gone, I don't think Wetterings really advertised much in the UK and as for GB! Yes people rave about them but they are very expensive and mostly out of stock at all the places that sell them in the UK. I think that's why I like the Hultafors so much.

I think this is a problem of their success and dedication to their manufacturing process.  It's also why I suspect we'll see (at least) all the similar Wetterlings models disappear in favour of the GB equivalents, now also being made in the Wetterlings factory.  Just a guess, but I think it's a good one.
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Re: cooperation between Wetterlings & Gränsfors Bruk
Reply #29 on: March 14, 2017, 05:57:44 PM
I got an email earlier today, telling me that he was out of town, and would not be able to process the order until tuesday next week, and that he was low on stock before going. He also had a lot of orders lately, so he was not sure if he had enough...
Also the shipping price was wrong, so that would increase as well.
Time will show if I actually get one or not.
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