I just had to fit it to the eye and the rest was perfect as it was, just like the original vintage handle!
Great quality handle with really good grain. I decided to sand it down a little thinner for personal preference but was great as is. Minor adjustments to ensure a good fit in the axe, but overall its just what I wanted.
A bit thick but it’s easy enough to remove extra wood to reduce to preferred size. Excellent grain orientation. Very happy with this.
Purchased a solid hickory wood handle for my second (found rusting away in a flower bed) maul head. Looks great, grain is on a diagonal so I'll take care not to bash where it might blowout at the shoulder. The last hickory handle I bought from Beaver Tooth has vertical grain and is holding up really nicely as I'm splitting 22" oak rounds. Hoping the same goes for this second maul.
It took about 3 weeks but it was received exactly what was ordered. I have it hung on my Norlund Trailblazer and I'm ready to put it to use.