This peavey handle is a replacement for the original handle and does not include the hook and pick assembly.
Hickory is the hardest and strongest wood found in North America. Its abundance for commercial availability is 2.2% of total U.S. hardwoods.
Well known for its strength and shock-resistant properties, Hickory is extremely tough, resilient, even-textured, very hard and rated only moderately heavy - providing excellent strength-to-weight ratios. Peavey Handles made of Hickory will outlast and out-perform other hardwoods for years of reliable service. Scientific tests for toughness performed by the USDA Forest Service show that Hickory is 47% stronger than Maple.*
With a strict quality standard, Dixie Industries always has, and always will use White Hickory for the wood handles.
Maple, also a hardwood, has good strength properties, but dries slowly with high shrinkage and can be susceptible to movement in performance. Maple’s abundance for commercial availability is 4% of total U.S. hardwoods - making it a cheaper alternative to Hickory.
NOTE: This handle is a replacement for the original handle and does not include the hook and pick assembly.
*Forest Products Laboratory. 1999. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service pp.4-24.