Whiskey River Premium Heritage 28NEC - 28" Handle

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Meet our newest addition to our popular Heritage Line of handles - The 28NEC (28" New England Curved)

Do you have a Maine Wedge that has been begging for an authentic handle? 

Good ol' New England has been the heart of the lumberman industry and their handles have always had an iconic shape and feel.   

We sourced a NOS Tatem brand handle and replicated it to be able to offer a remanufactured version of this recognizable New England shape.

There is something so awesome about getting a forgotten piece of history back into working hands. This pattern was made when people depended on their tools for survival so when it came to designing them they were not kidding around.

The reverse neck, straight swell, and thin overall feel make this handle very comfortable while swinging. 

We are offering this in two species of wood for this first run. White Oak and Hickory.

Hickory will be a constant with this handle moving forward but White Oak is going to be very limited if not exclusively on this first run of handles only.

So if you think you'd want this handle in White Oak be sure to get in on this first run. As I said above - we'd love to keep offering them in White Oak but depending on supply I can't guarantee that we will or will not keep carrying the White Oak version.



The handle, as it comes, measures 28", and the palm swell is finished.

 Top of the Eye (eye is tapered): 2 7/16" X 3/4"

Shoulder:  2 1/2" X 7/8"


What is the difference between Grade A handles and Grade B handles? 


Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Enrique Pena
Replacement Axe handles

I received the axe handles and was impressed with the quality and fit, they are lighter than hardware store brands and hopefully will last

Richard Moll

Whiskey River Premium Heritage 28NEC - 28" Handle

Joe Reis

Whiskey River Premium Heritage 28NEC - 28" Handle

Excellent handle

Very happy customer, Thank you. Absolutely amazing handle, feels great and definitely a perfect match for a vintage axe head. I hung a 4lb Kelly dandy made in England on the 28 inch heritage handle, Very happy with the end result.

gilbert deloye

Good quality