As the saying goes with several variations, "This axe has been in my family for generations. The handle has only been replaced twice and the head replaced once." If the handle is replaced, is it the same axe? How about the head? Well, either way, there comes a time in an axe's life when it needs a new handle (also called a half, or helve).
There are also times when a haftless axe head is found at a flea market, in an old barn, or somewhere else treasures are discovered. In that case, restoring an old axe is a rewarding project that leaves one with a quality tool. For finding an appropriately sized handle for an axe head, the measurements for eye length and eye width are needed.
Hults Bruk handles designed to fit Hults Bruk Axes can also be used to replace old or missing handles on old axe heads. After measuring the eye width and eye length, the chart below can help find an appropriately sized haft to fit the axe head.
|Name & Length||Eye Width||Eye Length|
|Akka - 24"||15 mm||42 mm|
|Almike - 16"||15 mm||42 mm|
|Arvika - 32"||23 mm||63 mm|
|Atran - 32"||23 mm||63 mm|
|Jonaker - 9.4"||15 mm||42 mm|
|Kalix - 28"||20 mm||50 mm|
|Kisa - 26"||20 mm||50 mm|
|Motala - 30"||23 mm||63 mm|
|Tibro - 20"||20 mm||50 mm|
Hults Bruk handles are available at www.loghelp.com