I need to clear out some of the axes I have squirreled away. They are pricey
to ship with the handles, so it is the option of the buyer if you want me to
remove this handle. I think it's original because of the wedge, but it's up to
the buyer. WITHOUT the handle, this can go in a box inside a padded Flat Rate
envelope and be fully insured. I'm unsure what the markings indicate, as well
as the age of the tool. The electrical tape on the handle I think is there to
help grip. There was some at the top, no damage underneath.