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Old 08-13-2017, 07:35 AM
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Default Replacement double bit axe handle

I have a old double bit axe , 40 years old or so. Having a hard time finding a proper replacement handle for it. Edmonton area. I really would like to save this axe as it was fantastic for splitting. Any ideas where I might find one in Edmonton. Lee valley, Canadian tire and those places don't have one that fits the axe.

A double bit axe is one that has two faces and the handle is str8 . Very skinny opening for the handle to fit in the head.

It is not a felling axe which is one that only has one cutting face and a slightly curved handle.

Any Ideas who might carry them ?

Gonna get me a 16" perch.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:12 AM
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I had a difficult time looking up a double bit handle about 4 years back and lucked out finding a Lee Valley staffer who knew of some secret non-regular-inventory stash that the others didn't know about. Theirs was for the oxhead that they sell but I was able to whittle it down to suit my need for the vintage forge-welded Swedish head that I have.

You might find some luck with this outfit, I might even order a spare for myself.

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:56 AM
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Try Timberland Supply on Mayfield road, The Stihl dealer. They have some high end axes. Or the Axehole on Kingsway beside CDN Tire, they are a Throwing Axe range, they would tell you where to get one.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:38 AM
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Default Axe

I got mine at Timberland, it was too big, but I worked it down with a plane to fit. Someone must have the smaller sizes, but I looked for a few years and couldn't find one.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:20 PM
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Kent of Inglewood carries both Wetterlings and Granfors Bruks axes, axe heads, and handles. They might have what you're looking for. On Whyte Ave in Edmonton.
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