Boy Scout Style Hickory Hatchet Handle. 14" long. Eye Size is 1-1/2" x 1/2". Comes with one wood & metal wedge. Made in USA!
I have used Link and House handles and prefer Beavertooth handles because the neck requires less trimming to fit the eye and the grain orientation is pretty good. I also like the thin belly but wish the palm swell was a little larger. At first I didn't like waiting 3 weeks but I now understand how the business works. I just order an extra handle so it will be available when I need it.
You started with a great piece of wood. The grain flowed properly. There were no anomalies in the wood. I was glad to see the wood wedge and the metal wedge/staple taped to the neck. Here's a video of how I used the handle. : https://youtu.be/Q3Goxdxbh50.
I ordered replacement handles for a camp hatchet and a 4 pound sledgehammer. Both fit well, and the hickory is light but strong. I'll be back; I've got a splitting maul on its last legs!
I got this to restore my dad's Boy Scout hatchet from the 1950s. The handle is amazing! It is unvarnished, so it's ready for linseed oil. I had to do a very little shaping and it was a perfect fit. I am absolutely amazed at the perfect grain orientation as well I've got a couple more old axes from my granddad that I need to restore, and I will absolutely buy them here.