My search for an inexpensive forest axe

So in my search for a forest axe I have decided to take the low road. We all know of the big names Gransfors Bruks, Hultafors Bruks, Wetterlings etc. But a lot of people do not know that Husqvarna axes have been made by the big names for years. So I recently ordered the Husqvarna Multi-Purpose Forest Axe. I did not like the fit and finish of the axe at all. I knew it would be rough, because I have bought husky axes before. I have ordered another and will be updating this post then. First lets look at the axe overall.

We see the grain is far from the best, and as we look further we will see some knots as well

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Blade edge is ground very roughly, but it is sharp. This is pretty easily fixed, as I would have done some re-profiling anyway.

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You will see in the above image there is a knot right below the bit. I do not like this at all.

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In this photo it looks like there is a crack in the bit left over from forging. I may be picky. But I do not like this either.

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the overall alignment of the grain in the handle is not horrible. Could be better, could be worse.

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