These handles were right off the lathe and took quite a bit of fitting and finishing. As described, they are very thin handles. I fitted one to a 3.5 lb Collins and another to an old Plumb 3 1/2 lb. I've only split a little wood with them, but even though thin, they do feel like they are strong enough. They had nice grain and a good feel to them. And, they were really inexpensive. Good handles if you want a thin handle and are looking for a little more of a project.