I received my hatchet today and it seems to be of good quality. The head looks great and the grind is good. The grain orientation of the hande is just ok, not as straight as I would expect from a sweedish axe. The only thing I am not thrilled with is that where the round steel wedge is driven in the wood is split from the wedge to the hatchet head. Only time will tell if the handle will loosten up.
June 30, 2014
When I bought this hatchet Husqvarna was in the middle of a model change in thier hatchet and axe. The website listings are now correct for models available to buy so my review I wrote at that time will not be available to potential buyers. So for those looking seriously for a well made hatchet I am writting it again. To sum it up easily you will not find a better Sweedish hand forged steel head hatchet for your hard earned dollar at Husqvarna's asking price.
November 3, 2013