Replacement Handle for Large Carving Hatchet -
Replacement handles are available for all models, please take care to order by using the part number that matches your tool! Refer to your copy of the Axe Book for additional descriptions. All handles are hand formed, select, high quality American hickory. The wood is dried before turning. This is so that the wood will not dry out any further and shrink, once the axe head has been set on the handle. One of the most common causes of an axe head coming loose from its handle is that a green, undried handle has been used, which then dries out, shrinks and comes loose. In order to further improve the quality of the handle, it is soaked in hot linseed oil. The handle is then treated with beeswax to make it more resistant to dirt and water. Wood and Steel wedges are included with each handle.
The handle on Gränsfors Bruk’s axes was designed by Hans Erik Persson. Old traditions have been embraced and adapted to the demands of today’s users. The ergonomic shape provides a steady, comfortable grip on the handle, even at arm’s length. Gränsfors Bruk’s handle is made from hickory, the perfect wood because it is both strong and flexible, with long, parallel fibers. This increases the life of the handle and thus helps reduce consumption of nature’s resources.
Discontinued by the manufacturer, this product is no longer available. Please see related products below.