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My Adirondack lumberjack forebears would have been able to read these handles and all their various trade-offs instantly. At the forestry college some of my cousins went to, there's still a required course called Axe. Not Axe Maintenance, not Axe Design, just Axe. I'll probably never in this lifetime learn what that class teaches.

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this tells you how to make an axe handle the next post tells you how to fit it quickly and easily.

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How to make a paracord axe handle wrap - this looks so complicated, but I like the final product

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It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Bruce Lee

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Scandi ground puukko with carved ostrich bone handle in norse Urnes style made by Petr Melicharek.

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