The miner's hatchet handle that you sent to me is a work of art in Appalachian Hickory; beautiful, straight grain, perfect fit for an odd-sized eye - just great! Thank you.
Could not find wedges in local hardware store so when I got home i searched and found this website. The multiple sizes will come in handy in the future. Happy so far.
These round handle wedges work great.
Disappointed you sent poplar wedges,they are too soft and shrink even when glued
Tulip Poplar wedges are the industry standard wood wedge for striking tool installation. Tulip poplar is a hardwood, but it is not the hardest of hardwoods. It works well for wedging because it compresses some and is easier to shape for fitting purposes. All handles we sell that need a wedge come with a poplar wedge. Perhaps you didn't notice, but we also have hickory and black walnut wedges if someone is looking for something different than the standard.
Glad to get these wedges as they are to find in my area.