|Old handle, broke clean off|
I thought "oh no" but Dan said "no problem". He went to the firewood cutting pile, pulled out a stout hickory limb, and made me a new one.
|This is actually the remains of the limb. Dan is not|
always one to wait on me while I go get the camera.
He cut and shaped it, even woodburned a grip on it for me.
|Ready to be sharpened and put to work once again.|
It feels comfortable in the hand and is heavier than the old one. This is a good thing for tools, because lightweight tools and equipment require more muscle power. He could have bought a replacement handle, but we're finding that replacement handles are becoming more lightweight as well. So nice to be able to make a sturdy one from what's on hand.