This is a very interesting and intriguing handle! At 12 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!
Dimensions of the eye: ~ 1 1/2" x 1/2"
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!
All axes come with the appropriate wedge!
nice handle definitely a premium stick
My dad gave me a hatchet from when he was a King Scout in Toronto Canada. The top of the handle was starting to rot away and was loose. This is a small hatchet. The kind a kid would use and carry in a small backpack. Where am I going to find a 12 inch hatchet handle?
Whiskey River to the rescue! It’s a great looking handle and it looks like a perfect fit.
When I’m ready for a new handle for my splitting axe or sledgehammer, I know where it’s coming from, Whiskey River!!!
As a first time buyer, I’m really impressed with the quality of this handle. It has excellent grain alignment and the symmetry is perfect. I’ll definitely shop at Whiskey River again. A+
Today I fit my 12 inch axe handle to the axe using a belt sander and a fine grinder. The fit and feel was ergonomically comfortable; even unfinished it had a beautiful straight grain. I lightly sanded it with 180 and 220 paper and wiped it down with tack cloth. Right now it only has one coat of polyurethane on it. Its absolutely gorgeous and looks more like fine furniture than a wooden axe handle. After it's second coat of finish I'm afraid it will look so nice I'm not going to want to use it! You can't go wrong with a Whiskey River axe handle, great fit, awesome appearance and excellent customer service. I would definitely purchase from them again.
I have now repaired and restored at least 8 hatchets since I discovered Whiskey River. The 12 inch are far superior to some of the junk from Amazon, eBay and other outlets. I will be ordering more handles from them as soon as I have the heads cleaned and ready for handles. I do have a challenge for them as I am going to request a handle to fit a new Italian head that was sent to me recently.I think they will do just fine once I figure out the metric system,.