the handle is smaller than the eye of the tool, so i am going to have to build it up. the wood grain looks good. the handle needs to be longer. l should have done more research
We list the length so you know before you buy. The mfg. of the heads (V&B) makes a 36' long handle just the same as the 26'
Great fit and quality revived great grandads adze.
The tool end was a bit large but that allowed for a custom fit. Final sizing with a straight cabinet scraper worked perfectly. After restoring and sharpening the head and installing it on the handle, I have a well balanced tool.
Like a dummy, I got the dimensions of my mattock head wrong and thus bought a wrong handle. All my fault. The handle you made for me is a splendid piece of wood work and deserves five stars. I think I'll use it in my pickup as a club.
36" handle fit great, I sanded just a little to get a deeper fit, probably didn't have to but I did. Oiled handle and went to work
. Great product and nice to find a supplier of hickory handles for (looks like) everything.