The handle fit perfect in the axe eye. I had trouble finding a miner's axe handle until I found The Beaver Tooth site.
I had to replace a handle from a camp axe I had in Canada from 1985. I really love the straight shank type handle on my camp axe. This new handle is great and love the feeling of it. Definetly get your handles from Beaver-Tooth.
I love this length handle and it is not easy to find. Hung both of my jersey pattern axes with this size handle. Grain orientation was great and bare wood like a handle should come. I would recommend this company to others.