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Best Made Co. Splitting Axe

Post in 'The Gear' started by Pallet Pete, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    N.E. Penna
    I have a Collins Legitimus Axe that belonged to my grandfather and his brothers when they were kids. I use it from time to time and it is a fine piece, but since it still has a 70 year old handle on it with nice petina, and I don't want to put a new handle on it, I don't give it the exercise it deserves and mostly keep it on the wall in my bar as decoration. I also have a nice Warren Tool Co axe from him made here in Pa that gets the same treatment.

    As BigRedd mentioned, ebay isn't a bad spot too look, although the prices for many seem to be high the last few months for some reason.

    The flea market suggestion (or garage sales around here) is a good one as well but that won't help unless you are patient and persistent.

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

    Oct 19, 2008
    Shelton, WA

    It's been years but I got 3 Collins Ax heads for about $50on eBay - a very old hatchet, a single bit ax and a double bit ax. None are designed for splitting but I'll take the Pepsi Challenge with any of them against a modern equivalent.

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