Husqvarna pickaroon handle update 2
I love the pickaroon and the head design, but the handle was not impressive from day one. Seems like ash, but not tight grained at all. Almost soft.
Because of the angle of the tip, the striking force creates a twisting moment on the head. The wood on the back of the handle failed under compression and then the rest of the handle sheared off.
I shortened the handle 4” and I’m back in action. I have a nice piece of hickory set aside for a proper replacement.I’ve already taken a template of the original.
I’m not really complaining. It’s survived 75 cords worth of blocks so far and I do freely admit to routinely carrying >24” dia rounds hanging off the tip. And sticking rounds at 20 below takes a lot more swing than above freezing.
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