Hatchet Handles

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Tim Henderson, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Tim Henderson

    Tim Henderson

    2
    Feb 18, 2021
    Hello first post but got a question...I ordered 2 House Handles, 19" long 13/16 X 2 7/16 eye. I ordered the wrong handle so instead of returning the handle, I'd like to find a nice PLUMB head. What axe head fits that handle? I'm sorta new to this. Hope this enough info
    Tim
     
  2. Andrew Mishler

    Andrew Mishler

    14
    Jan 1, 2021
    Sounds like the handles you ordered are about the length for a short boy’s axe or what some of the Swedes may have labeled a hunters axe or small forest axe.
     
  3. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
    It is House Axe handle. Any full size axe head (3-5lbs) should fit.
     
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  4. Andrew Mishler

    Andrew Mishler

    14
    Jan 1, 2021
    Handles that short might make an axe head that large a bit hard to handle, unless you’re using it as a wedge pounder. Are the handles straight or curved?
     
  5. crbnSteeladdict

    crbnSteeladdict

    Jul 31, 2017
    Curved.
    The chances of finding Boy's size axe with full size eye are very slim. Usually, House Axes went from 2 1/4 to 3 lbs. Obviously, one can whittle down the handle to fit smaller eye size axe head.
     
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  6. Tim Henderson

    Tim Henderson

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    Feb 18, 2021
     
  7. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    I love those handles- I shaved one down to fit my Flying Fox which has a larger than standard eye for a hatchet.
    It'd fit my Council boys axe just fine, I believe.
     

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