Whiskey River Premium Heritage 30C - 30" Handle

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  • Regular price $48.00



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


This handle is one of the coolest 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 this handle.


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 31" 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.

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.


Top of the Eye (eye is tapered): 2 1/2" X 15/16"

Shoulder:  2 7/8" X 1"

Customer Reviews

Based on 139 reviews
Po Waterdu

My second order of the heritage handles arrived like the first order. That is each handle was and is pretty much flawless, as well made as possible with a piece of wood I believe. Highly recommend these handles! Also plan on ordering the new heratage pack size handles soon.. Also like the new rubber axe guard purchased by the foot. The expanded bit opening is more user friendly. Happy with all the products I've purchased from Whisky River..nice job boys and girls there!

Corey Sheets

First time ordering handles from WRT. I am blown away by the quality and I ordered the B grade. Already have some more on order along with some new files.

Grann Steele
Shipping was crazy fast

I ordered an ax handle and a hatchet handle It came within a week. I was very happy. The quality of the handles is extremely high. I absolutely love them.

Super Handles

Handles arrived in good condition. They have nice straight vertical grain patterns. Hung one already and it turned out great!

Jon A
Worth the price

Ordered a 28c and a 30c both grade A, shipped fast, packed well. Put a collins michigan pattern on the 28c, ended up with 26" overall measurement, similar sized head on the 30c, ended with 28" overall. So for a normal head, I'd recommend a size bigger than you want, add about 2". Next time, and there will be a next time, I'll get 32c. Handles were a little rough, a couple small checks in the palm swell of both which i didn't expect from a grade A, but had great grain orientation and runout, nothing to complain about. Handles feel great to use, soak up linseed oil well. If your not sure about the cost, I suggest you get one and see.