Hults Bruk has been making the world’s finest axes/hatchets since 1697. Every axe/hatchet is expertly hand-forged and handcrafted with a skill taught only through time and experience. Hults Bruk blacksmiths work in pairs shaping raw steel in a deft merging of force, timing and perfect cooperation that has been going on since the first Hults Bruk axes/hatchets were produced over 300 years ago and continues to this day at the same location.
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“I didn’t set out intending to start a clothing company that inspires women to be their truest selves. It was a little more selfish than that. I wanted creative fulfillment so I chased that, and the rest followed. I started this whole thing heavily inspired by the talent I found on Etsy, back in 2012 at the age of 22 and opened my own Etsy shop out of my parents’ basement. It’s no longer me in a basement, it’s “we”, and manufacturing teams in many states, but my passion is greater than it was on day one, and my purpose is clear and mission-driven: provide outdoor clothing designed by and for women, that stands up to life, inspires women to express their truest selves, doesn’t cater to trends, and stands out from the crowd. Be heard, bold, confident, and make waves.” -Mallory Ottariano
Hydration is key for beautiful, glowing skin, but it is also vital when it comes to keeping conditions like eczema and psoriasis at bay. For people with these conditions, dry skin can lead to cracking, which enables bacteria and other toxins to enter into skin. Moisture is therefore a kind of protective barrier that ensures the integrity of skin and keeps harmful material out. If you are worried about the effects of winter on your skin, take stock of these tips and keep your complexion in tip top condition all year long. When drinking water or applying water-based products to skin, make sure that the products you use are sustainable, recyclable, and as generally environmentally friendly as possible!
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Expedition Tested Canoe Tripping Gear—Part Two: In Camp
By Conor Mihell
Camping kit that proved itself on a eight-week, 600-mile wilderness canoe expedition across northern Quebec.
As much as canoe journeys like our summer-long, 600-mile expedition in northern Quebec are defined by nomadism, we spend as much time (or more) stationary in camp. That reality makes gear like shelter, cooking gear and cutting tools just as important as canoes, paddles and packs in ensuring safety and enjoyment. Here are a few items that kept us comfortable in camp.
We were thrilled to field test the brand-new Helle Wabakimi knife, a traditional fixed-blade. At first glance, the handcrafted Wabakimi certainly lives up to the Norwegian manufacturer's legendary reputation for making beautiful knives. But on a canoe trip, the Wabakimi's supreme versatility takes precedence over its good looks. Daily tasks for the razor-sharp, 3.3-inch blade forged in Helle's durable triple-laminated stainless steel included preparing tinder and kindling for cooking fires, cutting cheese and bannock, and gutting fish. It's no surprise the Wabakimi was designed by survival expert (and veteran canoe tripper) Les Stroud. The curly birch handle fits well in the hand and the knife carries securely and comfortably on a belt in a deep leather sheath.
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Hand Forged in Sweden since 1697, Hults Bruk evokes a bygone era; a time when axes were an essential lifeline in the wilderness and made for working outdoors the traditional way. Discover its history.
The Royal Adviser Who Established Hults Bruk
In 1697, the Dutchman Jacob Reenstierna established Hult’s iron and steel factory in the inner part of the valley below Ågelsjön located close to the six waterfalls, also known as the ”Bråviken ögonvrå”. The site was protected by the wooded hills of Kolmården. The purpose was to start an iron with nail forging as a speciality with the intention of exporting large parts of the production. Reenstierna was a man with more than one string to his bow, during his career he managed both to be governor of Halland, president of the Municipal Council and adviser of King Karl XII of Sweden. At this time, immigrants’ ideas and initiatives meant much to Sweden’s business community. On 4th of May 1697, Bergskollegiet issued a permit for Jacob Reenstierna to install a drop forge and a manufacture hammer machine. This happened only one month after the death of King Karl XI and a few days before the great castle fire that devastated Stockholm’s castle, Tre Kronor.
War Promotes the Exports of Nails
Nails were the most important product of Hult until 1882, making Hults Bruk one of Sweden’s premier nail manufacturers. The first nail forge was built in 1709 and consisted of four nail hammers. The forge was powered by water power and the nails and bolts were delivered to the Swedish Royal Navy. The nails from Hult was not only popular in Sweden, they enjoyed great success in Europe for their quality was especially sought after in countries that had a large fleet of ships.
During the Great Nordic War (1700-1721) the King of Sweden encouraged manufacturing businesses, especially those associated with exports, as there was a hope that this could strengthen the country’s overall economy. In a letter signed by King Karl XII of Sweden on March 27, 1713, Reenstierna was granted several benefits linked to the activities in Hults, such as a zero duty on export goods such as nails, anchor chains and more. This was a clear sign of the position of the manufacturers and how the state strived to support private entrepreneurs.
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