Help finding a handle

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Kyle363, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Kyle363

    Kyle363

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    Dec 11, 2016
    I found what looks to be a very old hatchet made by plumb manufacturing in my basement. It's quite a small hatchet, the head weight is just over 12oz. The handle was completely shot and the head very loose. I have since removed the head but I'm having issues finding a handle small enough to fit. The eye size is 1 and 3/8 inches by 1/2 an inch. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can get a handle.
     
  2. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 22, 2015
    Didnt know if it was ok to post the name so i sent you an email
     
  3. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Post the name!

    In a pinch you could buy a new Vaughan mini-hatchet and steal its handle.
     
  4. DeadFall27

    DeadFall27 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2011
    House Handle might have something that will fit. I'm starting to not like them, but they have a great selection.
     
  5. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279 Gold Member Gold Member

    523
    Jul 22, 2015
    That was the company i was talking about
     
  6. Kyle363

    Kyle363

    86
    Dec 11, 2016
    I looked through their catalouge and found one handle that might possably fit. I was thinking that a handle from the Hults Bruks Jonaker or equivalent might work but I can't seem to find the eye size of that hatchet anywhere. I figured with the head being so light it would make a good small crafting hatchet.
     
  7. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    The eye being small isn't usually an issue as long as you can find a handle of a length and shape you like. You can shave the tongue of the handle down to fit.
     
  8. ultrahesh

    ultrahesh

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    May 24, 2008
    Try Vaughn mfg. they sell replacement handles for their sportsman hatchet zs1/2. They are about 6.00, I think.
     
  9. 300Six

    300Six

    Aug 29, 2013
    Your likelihood of finding an exact fit handle is not high. Once you realize that rasping, filing and sanding is going to be involved it becomes another step to choosing something adaptable from the hardware store or even whittling one out of a board or a piece of firewood. Use the existing handle as a template.
     

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