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upthecreek
12-11-2011, 08:12 PM
I got this head from a fellow axe addict here. It is in as good condition as you could ask. The harshest thing I hit it with is steel wool. The head weighs 3lbs it's just over 4lbs with the haft. I think I'm gonna put a sheath together for it and try it in the trees this winter. I've been wanting something a little bigger than a boys axe. All my 27 inch examples (single bits) weigh around 3lbs or so and I'm thinking this may be the ticket. I will add to use the utmost caution at all times when we use sharp tools.

The head shows no signs of abuse. No hammer marks. Still has some blue paint which I tried to preserve. I soaked it in vinegar for about 6 hours then scrubbed it with a brillo and warm water. Barely touched it on the belt just to clean the edges.

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/collins%20double/100_3465.jpg

Here is the caution part. I had fitted the handle, did my service to the head and was wiping it off with a little oil when it bit me. Be Careful. They reach out and grab you it seems. I was actually obsessing about how I was going to sharpen it when it happened...imagine that!

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/collins%20double/100_3464.jpg

30 inches overall, 10 3/4 inch head and 4 1/2 inch edges. 4 pounds. My kindergarden sheath will add a tad. I like the super slim profile. It took some effort to haft it.

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/collins%20double/100_3470.jpg

I think this is a faller in the Maine pattern. Please chime in if that's incorrect.

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/collins%20double/100_3472.jpg

We'll see how it goes, but this one is worth spending some time with I think.

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz100/tottaway/collins%20double/100_3471.jpg

Axes Rock!

Creek :42:

flaviln
12-11-2011, 08:15 PM
Axellent!

mndless
12-11-2011, 08:32 PM
So, you had an Axedent?

:)

Nice one!!...

Recently picked up a couple heads, single collins and a double true temper... looking for handles...

upthecreek
12-11-2011, 08:36 PM
So, you had an Axedent?
I've had plenty...just when ya think you got it under control......

Aguineapig
12-11-2011, 08:51 PM
I wouldn't call it a Maine pattern. I think its a western with flat cheeks, all the later collins axes were like that. Glad your having fun with that ol' thing..

SwampHanger
12-11-2011, 08:53 PM
Nice! Tell us after a few outings if you still think the extra size is worth it .

The Warrior
12-11-2011, 08:57 PM
Very nice!

wildernut
12-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Gimli son of gloin would like his axe back.

http://puntabulous.com/wp-content/musclegimli.jpg

That looks to be a heck of a chopper. :4:

wesakachino
12-11-2011, 09:36 PM
I was just in the original Collins company museum and there is some awsome stuff in there...

upthecreek
12-11-2011, 09:53 PM
I was just in the original Collins company museum and there is some awsome stuff in there...
The Collins museum would be awesome to visit!

wildernut
12-11-2011, 10:08 PM
The Collins museum would be awesome to visit!

Road trip

upthecreek
12-11-2011, 10:12 PM
shoot..it's probably only 800 miles or so..one way :(

it's only 630 miles!

wesakachino
12-16-2011, 08:41 PM
Just let me know a few days before ya come so i can clear the living room out your guys BCUSA tarps can fit!!
P.S- Leave the fire kits at home, i want a house left when ya leave, NO fires in the liven room, trust my girl fliped the other nite when i tested some char cloth that mainewoods sent so a bon fire would def send her over the edge!!!!

wesakachino
12-16-2011, 08:42 PM
shoot..it's probably only 800 miles or so..one way :(

it's only 630 miles!

Just let me know a few days before ya come so i can clear the living room out so your guys BCUSA tarps can fit!!
P.S- Leave the fire kits at home, i want a house left when ya leave, NO fires in the liven room, trust my girl fliped the other nite when i tested some char cloth that mainewoods sent so a bon fire would def send her over the edge!!!!

Bushwacker73
12-16-2011, 08:46 PM
Thats axactlly the type of axe I was talking to You about the other day.

Double Ott
12-16-2011, 08:51 PM
I think it's a Western of PA pattern also.
Nice job hanging it...50+ years left in her if it's treated right.

DOUBLE BITS RULE!!!

Regards, Double Ott

RangerJoe
12-16-2011, 08:52 PM
Lookin good bro!!!

MJDavis
12-16-2011, 09:07 PM
Very nice addition to your collection.

SC_Dave
12-16-2011, 09:31 PM
Looks good man! Good work.

MiddleWolf
12-16-2011, 09:53 PM
Just goes to show, as I just posted in another thread regarding an axe. Finding old axe and hatchet heads or whole tools is a good thing at yard sales etc. Most of that old stuff (now unwanted) by others is probably the made in USA metal manufactured before the "rice choppers" now on the market. And the average homeowner probably does not know to modify what may have been perfect when new. Some de-rusting and sharpening only brings back what once was. And that was the day before "throw away" became the consumers credo.