Gransfors Bruk is internationally known for their expert Blacksmiths using old age equipment to make new age axes. All handles are made of selected high quality American hickory. They are soaked in hot linseed oil and dripped dry. They are then covered with beeswax to help keep the dirt off. Most handles have a unique ergonomic design which gives you a steady grip. Omaha Knife is a full-line Gransfor Bruk authorized dealer.