DIY Handle Blank Chestnut and Ash
Add some style and history to your custom axe with genuine reclaimed American Chestnut. Because of a blight that was introduced, the American Chestnut tree does not grow large enough to be harvested for timber anymore. The only way you will get it today is from reclaimed barns and structures. American Chestnut has a beautiful brown color unlike any other wood.
This blank is 1" thick, 2" wide and 19" long. The handle blank has an durable Ash center with the chestnut boards laminated to the outside.