Premium Osage orange hammer handle blanks


A very rot resistant hardwood!

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Approximately 7/8″-1 1/4″ thick by 1 3/8″ wide by 13.5″ long.

A very durable and rot resistant wood that was once famously used by Native Americans for making high quality bows. This wood makes for a great alternative to hickory or Ash, which are two more commonly used woods in the industry for tool handles.

Osage Orange ranks as one of the hardest woods on the janka hardness scale at about: 2,620 lbf(11,640 N). Which is almost twice as hard as white oak at 1,350 lbf (5,990 N).

So why not try osage orange? It is statiscally better than the other woods used for tool handles throughout the industry!

According to the Wood Database: “The actual number listed in the wood profile is the amount of pounds-force (lbf) or newtons (N) required to imbed a .444″ (11.28 mm) diameter steel ball into the wood to half the ball’s diameter. This number is given for wood that has been dried to a 12% moisture content, unless otherwise noted.”

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