It is a really nice rustic, angular styled handle with long cuts all the way up the length of the handle.
Having been given some nice straight pieces of ash, I thought I 'd have a go.
|My previous handle (on the axe) and a template for the new one - good old cereal boxes.|
|cut roughly on the band saw|
|after cleaning up, putting in some of those nice long angular cuts|
|shaping the swell - mine's square in cross section while the originals look more eliptical|
|use your imagination - squint a little - looks alright, doesn't it?|
Julian tells me I'm too impatient and has forbidden me fitting the handle until it has has a chance to dry and shrink thoroughly, so for now I have to suffice with the picture above. I'll post a finished picture when I finally fit the head.