I’m no expert, but the endgrain doesn’t lie. It’s in the hickory family.
When my brother moved from western New York state to Washington state, he
brought some wood with him that had been harvested from his land in New York.
Some of it was pignut hickory. Some of that got used as window sills in his
house here. Gorgeous stuff. You might want to take a closer look at that hickory
before consigning it to use as handles.
north of Seattle