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#13822021 - 05/15/19 Stacked Leather Handles  
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The stacked leather handle of my Eswing hatchet is slippery in my hands so the hatchet rarely gets used. Is there a handle treatment that improves the grip?

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#13822335 - 05/15/19 Re: Stacked Leather Handles [Re: carbon12]  
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you could always treat it to a rubber glove.....grin

#13822345 - 05/15/19 Re: Stacked Leather Handles [Re: carbon12]  
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60 grit sandpaper. Get the fibers back up.


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#13823861 - 05/15/19 Re: Stacked Leather Handles [Re: carbon12]  
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You could try some bee's wax...it is pretty sticky and won't hurt the leather.

#13824183 - 05/16/19 Re: Stacked Leather Handles [Re: carbon12]  
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Kennetrek boot wax would be my choice. Good for the leather and the results of beezywax.

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#13825117 - 05/16/19 Re: Stacked Leather Handles [Re: carbon12]  
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Thank you fellows for the suggestions.

Used 200 grit Norton paper to remove the old lacquer finish that made the handle slick to begin with. Warmed the handle with a heatgun and rubbed the warmed leather with melted 100% beeswax.

Feels dang nice now. Handle stays in the hand while chopping without having to use a death grip


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