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 28 reviews

Great handle jus what I wanted..

Ryan Tinker
Wicked good handle deah.

Being from the puckabrush in Maine I had to see what this handle was all about, fulfilled my handsy expectations nicely. I got the B grade white oak and I can’t see what makes it B grade tell ya the truth, she’s that perdy, from the quality control to the shape and feel and especially the perfect white oak grain, one heck of a stick. Can’t wait to haft my old Hubbard&Blake head on it, gonna be a wicked good pairing deah.

Josh Cannon
Whiskey River Premium Heritage - 28" handle

Beautiful handle. Slim and light. I got the B-grade and I would never have guessed it wasn't top of the line. I will be buying all my handles from here from now on. Burned it, stained it, and a 150 year old axe head on it. Pic below.

Thomas Provencher
Grade A perfection

If you want a nicer handle you will not find one anywhere near this price point. I have handles from Hoffman, and this handle is right there with it in terms of quality. Will be buying more handles from Whiskey River

Josh Tilley
28” while oak

The handle showed up promptly, and is impeccable. As soon as it arrived I ordered 3 more.