I’ve broken my share of ax handles. A couple of real bad swings can reduce a wooden haft to splinters. At best this means a trip to the local hardware store for another handle. Worst case: You’re in the backcountry and are forced to lean sticks against a rock and jump on them to chop them. Here’s how to make your own axe handle. If you do it right, it’ll be tougher and fit you better than any store-bought handle.
Knit Cap Recovered from the 1798 Wreck of the DeBraak off the Coast of Delaware. Putman, Tyler Rudd; "Textile Artifacts from H. M. Sloop DeBraak.","Military Collector and Historian." Volume 65. Spring 2013. No. 1