When I bought the engraved Viking axe-head, I went ahead and bought this extra wooden shaft in case the first one was damaged somehow or came loose and could not be fixed. I just love that such items are made available for weapons that could actually break during use. It also came with a stained wooden sheave that you can slice off a bit to hammer into the top of the wooden handle to tighten the shaft part inside of the axe-head. This shows foresight, and I appreciate things like that as I like to be prepared for things that might logically go wrong over time. Very nice.