Looked through many pages trying to make sure I am not re asking this question. Mods, do your work if need be. Is there a ratio for axe head weight to axe handle length. The reason I ask, I have a small Hudson Bay style hatchet my dad gave me when I was really young. Crazy enough I could take you directly to the spot I chopped my first tree with it. I would like to re hang the hatchet head on a longer handle, more like a 19" for my woods trips. I see it as giving it more oomph when splitting or chopping in the woods VS using the smaller handle. I donít want to break any axe rules or possibly be laughed at it public due to my lack of knowledge. Iím always broke and would like to purchase a Wetterlings or Grans Bruks but just cant swing that kind of money right now. Just dealing with the scraps Iím giving. Any help appreciated. Hopefully this will clear up someone elseís question about it too. Trust me, it took me some time to get up the courage to ask this without being worried of scrutiny.