Double Bit Axe Handle - 36" - Whiskey River Premium Select

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  • Regular price $26.25

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


A classic working man's double bit handle. This thing is timeless and no-nonsense. It's 36 inches of air dried American Hickory. It's straight and very comfortable in hand.  Each handle is hand picked by our axe swinging team to ensure its quality!

The dimension of the eye is: 3" x 3/4"


If you really want to add some character to your new hang pick up a walnut wedge!

You can also grab an extra poplar wedge if you want too!


Every axe handle comes with the proper wedge!

Sold out?   Have you checked out the Standard 36" Double Bit from Council Tool?  HERE

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Brian Jenkins
Wont buy handles online again

Handle broke first xhoooing session. Grain was awful and after contacting cs I was told I was out of luck. Will hand pick future handles and only buy those with a strong grain. .

A really fantastic replacement handle

In the end I am very pleased with this double bit handle. The only reason I give it four stars is because this is not necessarily a "heritage handle" and that means it's not as thin and light as an old original double bit handle. I do wish it were maybe thinner or tapered down to where the swell begins. Maybe someday you guys will change the design or come out with a heritage double bit handle and it will be exactly what I'm looking for. Anyways this handle is still awesome and I should have no problem with it's overall functionality.

Cody Smith
Solid Handle

Due to the narrow eye of the bit I mounted, took a little extra time in the fitting, but the handle is top notch. Good straight grain and so far feels good when in use.

Give it a shot

This was one of the first handles I bought when I got into axe restoration and rehanging. It's easy to work with and requires moderate shaping, depending on your axe head pattern. I had a bog-standard hardware store swamper bit, and it fit well after some moderate shaping with a rasp and file. It's pretty thick, so bear that in mind - but a thin 36" handle is a recipe for broken dreams. I decided to test the limits soon after I hung it, so I bucked a medium-sized ash that fell on my property after a freak storm. At the end of the tree (took about 3 hours), the handle was rock solid, and I greatly appreciated the thickness. Handle pictured with a 2.5# swamper, dead-standing white ash. Second picture is 36# straight single-bit (appears to now be called 35" axe eye maul) and 36" straight double bit with swamper head.

The Trail Curmudgeon
I never received the handles

Sometimes things happen in this brave new world of autofill. Sometimes there is no way to view a vendor's take on what those are, all you get is a "confirmation" notification.
Sometimes that leads to things being sent to wrong addresses.
The error should be understood to lie partially upon both parties.
So when things go awry, due, partially, to the vendor's set up, one hopes for something a little more than arrogant dismissiveness on the part of said vendor.
A customer should expect a certain amount of understanding as to their needs.
Especially a customer that has spent significantly more than one thousand dollars, in the past, at said vendor.
A customer, when told to go pound sand, instead of "I'm so sorry, let me see if I can get ahold of the shipper and make this right".
That's the professional attitude I'm accustomed to, not petulant arrogance.
I would never approach a client in such a manour.
I believe it a duty to bear witness to such atrocious behaviour.
This is how reputations are ruined.