In this listing - 5 new Canadian Ash axe handles made here in Nova Scotia. The handles are made locally in a small shop out of top quality Canadian White Ash that comes from nearby woodlots. When they are made they were sanded across the grain on a coarse grit belt sander. I resand them along the grain going from 80 grit all the way down to 220 then burnish them with a worn out paper and finally oil with walnut oil. It is a lot of work but it gives the handles a wonderfully smooth velvety finish that is very nice in the hand.These are limited edition handles that have been given a special flamed grain treatment that was taught to me by an old handle maker. Each of the handles has a sawn kerf to make wedging easier. I recommend a softwood full wedge and a hardwood or metal small wedge at an angle across the end. 35" with a 2 1/4" X 3/4 eye. 32" - 2 1/4" X 5/8 eye. 3.27" - ATV handle for a small axe to carry on the bike - 2 1/8" X 5/8 eye. 24" - smaller ATV handle/camp chores - 2" X 5/8 eye. 14" hatchet handle for a belt hatchet - 1 1/2" X 1/2 eye. It is getting really hard to find a good Canadian Ash double bit axe handle. That is why I decided to get some from a local handle shop and finish them myself. I always make sure I show lots of photos of the grain run so you can decide if these are the handles you want. For the folks who want that absolutely perfect vertical grain run you see on hand carved handles - they are occasionally available online but you have to pay almost double what I charge for these run of the shop handles.
I have used a variety of these handles myself for the last 10 years (double, hatchet, small pole, large splitting pole, ATV size) and they are still giving me great service. The item "5 New Canadian White Ash axe handles 35, 32, 27, 24 & hatchet made in N.S" is in sale since Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Axes, Hatchets". The seller is "wikwas1" and is located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.