View Full Version : Billhook handle
15-04-11, 12:14 AM
Anyone know where i can buy one of these, just picked up a Elwell in need of one at the local second hand market, love maple but anything will be be an improvement.
Woodsmith store has some ash ones.
15-04-11, 07:11 AM
around here pretty much any agricultural or hardware store has a selectipon of billhook handles. Normally cost about a fiver
15-04-11, 11:30 PM
Ren cheers for the link looks like it may be a ash handle, Dave only agricultural shop i can think of round here is in Hope, next time I'm that way I will have a look and maybe stock up, thanks.
I've got an old cut down axe handle for my billhook
16-04-11, 08:25 AM
I buy mine on ebay
couldn't you,just make one,out off a small log?
19-05-11, 07:41 PM
Most off-the-shelf billhook handles are rubbish - too thin to be comfortable.... Much better to make a new one out of an offcut of a suitable hardwood - ash is common in the UK, but any easily worked wood will do (lime and sycamore was used for meat cleavers, the French use beech or cormier [wild service tree] the Italians use olive wood) - a suitable ferrule can be cut from an old length of bicycle frame (local tip is a good source).... There are lots of links on various forums (probably this one included) on how to do this - much more satisfying to make one youself - and if the tang is too short to pass though a standard 6" handle, you can make it shorter to suit. DO NOT forget to bend the end over, or rivet over a washer to prevent the handle flying off in use...
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