Whiskey River Premium Heritage 19C - 19" Handle

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  • Regular price $40.00

Limited Run of White Oak Available


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


This handle is the shortest version of our Heritage Series, one of the coolest lines of handles we have had a chance to put out to date.


I bought an old, old, old steel pattern from a fellow axe junkie on eBay because I fell in love with the shape and that pattern was used to turn the 30C and for inspiration for this 19C.


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.


This curvy hickory single bit pattern is designed for axes that have a bit of a taller eye (Connies, Jerseys, etc...) but I'm sure it would feel comfortable on any axe you can fit it into. 


The axe, as it comes, measures 20" but the palm swell is meant to be cut down after the axe is hung to remove any marring or damage from whatever heavy tool you use to hang the axe with.


The edges of the swell also curve slightly upward to give you more grip when swinging.


This is one of those handles that looks fine and dandy in pictures but you don't truly understand how awesome it is until you get to work with it.


This is our first variation of this handle. Each variation we will work with the community to make the eye of this handle fit better and better. Note that in the future this handle will change in the eye section with each release until it is perfect.


This handle will make a wonderful house axe and is designed to have a heavy head hung on it.


Top of the Eye (eye is tapered): 2 3/8" X 3/4"

Shoulder:  2 7/16" X 1"


Raw Hickory with No coatings.



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.


Includes proper wedge.

Made in the U.S.A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews

One of the great things about this company is they don't expect you to hang a specific head on a specific handle. I was making a hatchet for someone who wanted extra handle length but also a pronounced palm swell. This fit the bill perfectly. I hung a 1.75# vintage Sears hatchet head on it. Sure, it took extra time to thin the eye, but I expected that. I'm a big fan of the "C" series, it just feels right. This handle works well for full-sized heads, boy's axe heads, or even hatchet heads. My only complaint was that I didn't have a band saw to cut the foot so I had to get creative...which is to say, no complaints about the handle itself.


Nice house axe handle

Zachary Hall
Grade A 19c Hickory (First Time Buyer)

Hung a 3lbs Connecticut head on my 19c. This was a fun hang and I was right at 19” all said and done. I removed about an inch of the lower shoulder to allow choking up on the axe. Glad to have found a company producing a “premium handle” that does not require hours of work. These are the Finest handles I’ve come across! Thanks

Bronko Urness

Excellent quality like always, and a sweet Little handle!

Josh Tilley
19” handle

Great product, and service