Even being a No 2 the handle was good quality and definitely functional. Very satisfied.
I read a lot about other suppliers not orientating the grain correctly, Beaver-tooth gets it right. I just installed mine, very easy, no whittling necessary. Worth waiting for!
I think your double-bit hickory axe handles are the best in today's market. However, I would like to return the single bit axe handles. I thought I was reordering double bit axe handles. I am restoring some old Pulaski axes that I am giving to friends that have wildfires with me in Alaska, Idaho, and Montana.