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polyurethane coat on handle

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by 80sskater, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. 80sskater


    May 30, 2018
    would this be a good or a bad idea? I know it's protective but I'm wondering if it'll make it more slippery talking about everything from axe handles to a Bo Staff just curious in general
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
  2. Dogdrawz


    Aug 15, 2016
    In my experience poly will wear off eventually if it's used regularly or in the sun/outside too long. A good stain will fade in sun, but wear prettier? when used.
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  3. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    Scrape it off and put some linseed oil on that handle.
  4. 80sskater


    May 30, 2018
  5. 80sskater


    May 30, 2018
    Used it in the past the smell annoys me
  6. jblyttle

    jblyttle Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2014
    OK then.
  7. survivor45


    Feb 15, 2018
    If it did not smell annoying it would not do its job. ;)
  8. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Funny, i love the smell! It wears off after a little while. Especially if you're swinging em. I used exclusively minwax "tung oil"(not real i know) for the first probably 30 axes. It's held up fairly well and i don't find issue with grip. I know some do but its fine in my opinion. I switched to blo awhile ago and unless I've a particularly pretty handle with features that i want to accentuate i use only boiled linseed oil now. Awesome results with it!
  9. Square_peg


    Feb 1, 2012
    Like varnish, it's more likely to raise a blister than a BLO or tung oil finish.

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