Carving an axe handle is an antiquated skill that will blow your mind. The thought given to the cut of wood, the types of wood, and even the axe head will make you think.
Choosing a narrow portion from a freshly cut tree is the best way to ensure a strong axe handle. Ash and hickory are very strong woods, especially when used with the grain all headed in the same direction.
After all, you want to be able to use your axe without the handle splitting on impact.
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