This is a nice handle with good grain. I mounted it on an old Jersey Head. It has good beef to it so I slimmed it down and made the palm more pronounced so it fits my hands better. I intend on using it to bang wedges. I split a bunch of wood just to try it out, no issues. All in all a very solid handle.
Bought this handle for an antique Genuine Norland axe head. The handle was the nicest piece of Hickory I've ever seen. Perfectly milled and prepared. Beaver was the only place I could find this size and style and they really came through in the quality department. Nicely done.
I ordered the lower cost surplus grade and was greatly impressed. This handle went into a working axe used to drive wedges and not be babied. I can highly reccomend the handle and will be ordering a premium handle for my Sager later. I would however like to see a plain option for all handles as I did have to scrape the varnish from this one before I oiled it.
We got these lower grade handles from a Mill That went out of business so some a plain and some have been lacquered. We are about out of them in the lower grades. We would never lacquer handles anyway.
the grain is right, the finish is great. . Its a high quality Handle . Best you can buy.
First time buying from beaver-tooth. Required zero fitting for the eye and made for a very tight for once fully seated. Good straight grain from end to end. Ordered several more handles for other axes and hammers as well