Yet another hatchet “restoraiton”. With this one I am starting to get the feel of these casting experiments!
Bought this hatchet a flea market in my town for 3€, it has a makers mark on one side but it’s not readable anymore.
The weight with the wooden handle was 983g (2.2lb). With the aluminum cast handle it’s now at 2159g (4.8lb) pretty much double.
I say this kind of handle won’t break. Ever. It has no play and I doubt the amount of metal surrounding the heat can break with use. it’s just too beefy! Of course it has downsides like added weight and grip. Some will say vibration too and others the fact that will be cold to touch much more than wood but I don’t use hatchets that much to notice any of these downsides.
For me is a showpiece, this project is just for fun, my hope is to inspire others to make something just for fun.