How to Hang an Axe (Replace the Handle)

If you’re buying a used axe that hasn’t been used in a long time, it’ll probably have a broken handle. If you’re splitting wood with with a maul, eventually you’ll miss and strike the handle causing it to crack or shatter completely.  Properly replacing the handle on an axe takes a little bit of know-how. Instead of writing a lengthly article on the subject, I found a great video from the US Forest Service that explains how to properly hang an axe.  The first part of the video deals with hanging the axe.  The second part of the video deals with sharpening an axe.

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