Superior quality all white hickory sap wood with a smooth wax finish(not clumpy & sticky) These are some of the finest handles you will ever use. Go ahead and get a few, we think you will love them. We do! These handles fit full size(several weights generally from 3 to 5 lbs.) Double bit axes with elliptical shaped eye. 36" long with 2-15/8" x 5/8" eye. Each handle comes with one wood & metal wedge for a secure attachment to your axe head. This handle and all our fine handles are grown and made in the USA. Help keep American Strong and buy American! Item# 1536 meaning a 36" long handle in the straight double bit pattern. Some other grades and finishes are in the drop down box at the top.
This was my first time re-handling an axe and this double bit axe handle from Beaver Tooth was a perfect fit, making for a solid slinger. The balance was great! The wood was smooth and tough. I may have gotten lucky on the first axe project but all in all I was very pleased and have ordered a second one for my next double bit.
Generally, I was happy with the quality of the axe handle, but I was hoping to get one that had not been cut down where it fits the eye of the axe. There was not enough wood left to the width for a really good fit. The handles at the local hardware store have the same problem.(that's why I ordered one from Beaver Tooth) In years past, NONE of the double bit axe handles were made this way! I was able to get a fairly good fit by installing the axe about 1-1/2 inches further onto the handle than normal. This axe is not an odd-ball. I have a 4 pound True Temper Kelly Perfect that I had problems finding a handle for because of this same problem. I've written all this merely to make you aware of a problem. I have been very pleased with the quality of your products and service.
Two things. Our eye size listed and we have pictures of the very type of handle you will get so you should know just what to expect. Second in hearing you always have trouble finding a handle for your axe makes me think perhaps it is a bit of an odd size.
Solid product. As described. I am satisfied.
If you try this product you will never go back a box store for a handle. Simply the best handle I've ever purchased.