Holly, Holly is a magical wood, even our entertainment derives from Hollywood, can I say "it has deep roots". It does not grow in my neck of the woods.

I do have a couple of handles made from black cherry, on my slick and a small hewing axe. The axe split clean off one day and my knot tying brother took it home and with a bit of glue and some string made it serviceable once more, needless to say I don't use it for heavy wood removal, but it still works.