First, the obvious concern: Are you really “building your own” axe if you just install the head on a handle? Considering that anyone who uses an axe heavily over time will end up replacing a handle (or head) at one point or another, I’d have to say no. This would make a lousy purchase for an experienced axe man.
But it’d make a great gift for someone who’s on the way to being a bit handy. Think of it as a method of introducing someone (who you think has a bit of potential) to the world of owning and maintaining tools.
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