28″ curved wooden single-bit axe handle. (boy’s axe)
Jason Allman (verified owner) – 03/14/2017:
Purchased 2 handles from Council too, a 36″ and this 28″. The 36 was a good quality handle with good straight grain and made a nice handle for my old axe. The 28″ is worthless and was a waste of my money. The upper end is chipped and unevenly milled making it where it wouldn’t hold an axe head if you put epoxy all over it. The grain isn’t straight at all and even if the head was milled good I wouldn’t take the time to install it for fear of it splintering upon use. Overall it doesn’t even look as if they inspect handles before shipment. Bad quality control for sure or this one wouldn’t have even left manufacturer.
Derek D – 04/28/2017:
Building Trust…laughable. My last review magically disappeared, so I will write another. My Boys Axe replacement handle came in with roughly 65 degree grain and a knot in it. This is unacceptable, and does not convey “made in USA”. If this review is deleted, I will gladly tell everyone I know to not purchase Council Tool due to their shady practices and inferior quality product.
2wire – 10/19/2017:
I’m always a little spooked about buying an axe handle sight-unseen, for the same reason these other guys mention, but I couldn’t find this handle locally, so I mail-ordered it. I was pleasantly surprised. The grain orientation is right-on.
The top end, where it goes through the eye of the head, is a bit too small. I don’t know why handle-makers don’t, by default, make those oversized, so they could be whittled to a perfect fit.
Another knock on it, is that the slit in the top isn’t centered well.
For the price, not bad, though.
Not that bad