The straight axe handle here represents handles that would have been used in the 18th and 19th centuries. This handle was sold as an alternative to one we used to sell on our AX-642 Forest Axe. Though the Forest Axe itself is a discontinued item, we still have a few of these very stout sturdy handles in stock. It will need to be sanded or whittled down to fit into the Forest Axe head. This handle is made of unfinished Ash. It is about 28" long over all.