This is a very interesting and intriguing handle! At 11.5 inches it is meant for a special kind of hatchet head! The kind of hatchet who's user lives by the motto "It's not the size of the axe that counts....it's how you swing it!" If you have that an hatchet that size odds are you have been looking for the right handle to fit it on! Well look no further! You can't go wrong with this slender, yet mighty, piece of air dried American hickory!