Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!

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Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!

Post by dayle1960 » January 28th, 2020, 3:48 am

I live in Southwest Missouri and am a big fan of this I've bought a few axes at flea markets which need replacement handles and have been disappointed with what I've seen on the interwebs. So when I came across a handle maker within 45 miles of where I live, I jumped at the chance to go and see the factory. This is a small company in Cassville Missouri located about a mile west of the city limits on Hwy 86, Non-descript blue building with piles of sawdust behind the building. I walked into the office and a nice lady was behind the desk and I asked if I could purchase axe handles from them. She said just walk back into the warehouse and a fellow would help me. When I got into the warehouse I was staring at bunks of different types of axe handles. Probably twenty bunks full of finished axe handles. Very impressive sight. The gentleman who helped me asked what I needed. I said i needed a picaroon handle and a broad axe handle. He didn't know what type of handle would fit the picaroon so he offered up a "boy's sized axe handle" which had a nice length and an offset broad axe handle. He then took both handles to his work station and added a few metal wedges to the order along with a couple of wooden wedges.

I should have taken a video of the warehouse, but I didn't think about it. If you guys need a axe handle or a hammer handle, check out this company. Might be the ticket to a better woodland experience.

Now I just want ya'll to know that I'm not shilling for this company. I have no vested interest or even know anybody who works there. I'm just an average Joe who likes to explore and investigate things and when this company popped onto my radar I wanted to see what it was. I was pleasantly surprised at the nice folks, the hard work ethic I saw, and great customer service. I'm just wanting to let folks know about a source for their axe handles if the need arises.

Thanks for your time

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Re: Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!

Post by Jim_Thode » January 28th, 2020, 6:52 am

Too bad they don't show any 42" double bit handles. Those are kind of hard to find.

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Re: Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!

Post by PATCsawyer » January 30th, 2020, 5:39 am

I've used House handles for years. Always best to pay a little extra for the hand-select wood. Because of the shipping charge and the number of handles need, I never buy less than a dozen at a time.

Jim -- I got a long DB handle for my Puget Sound from Larry Harris at the Axe Hole. It had enough stock to shave it into an octagonal.