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Hatchets on longer handles

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by cooperhill, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. hill1096


    Oct 13, 2012
    I'll be yer friend.
  2. scrub


    Dec 12, 2011
    I like this idea. I have a beefy Collins head that I'd like to get on a longer handle I was thinking between 16-19" but maybe longer would be interesting.
  3. scrub


    Dec 12, 2011
    oops double.
  4. A Visitor

    A Visitor

    Jan 19, 2009
    I think it is a great idea. If US handle makers would offer a 20" 21" hatchet handle it would blow the foreign "Boutique" axe market away. I picked up a few 18" handles from House and they feel great. The niche market for bushcraft and hiking axes could easily be met with vintage heads and new handles. Just price out a replacement handle for a GB/ Wetterlings I you don't believe me.
  5. garry3


    Sep 11, 2012
    Looks cool. It would appeal to a lot of people. My latest favorite is a boys axe on a 18" handle, which a lot of folks would hate. Good thing we all don't like the same thing or it sure would be boring.
    I think the older handles add a lot of character. You do good work Coop.
  6. cooperhill


    Nov 14, 2011

    I think that was called a house axe back in the day? 2# on a 18'-19" handle.
  7. garry3


    Sep 11, 2012
    Yes that would be close to a house axe. Nineteen inches seems to be all the handle I want to swing with one hand. I am not at all a fan of choking up on a handle either. So those hatchets you are hanging would be two handed for me. I would think some of the Bush craft folks would love that set up. More so if pack weight is a concern. It could serve them very well I would think.

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