Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Collins Axe

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Erie, Pa
    Posts
    1,944

    Collins Axe


    ADVERTISEMENT
    So I saw my first Collins Axe (new) for sale today in an old time hardware store I hadnt visited for years. Michigan style head, either wood or fiberglass handle. I stood there looking at the big yellow sticker that read "Collins Axe". I thought back to a time when a maybe someone that used an axe everyday would come in to a hardware store and be looking for an axe, and might see a similar product.

    Then I saw it was of pretty s****y quality and made in mexico by some Truper company I think. I then went home and drank some beer.

    So much for my saturday awesome find. Oh well. In the back of my mind I knew it all along, but sometimes you have to hold out hope.
    Axes4Life

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Pacific North-West
    Posts
    1,143
    Quote Originally Posted by Operator1975 View Post
    So I saw my first Collins Axe (new) for sale today in an old time hardware store I hadnt visited for years. Michigan style head, either wood or fiberglass handle. I stood there looking at the big yellow sticker that read "Collins Axe". I thought back to a time when a maybe someone that used an axe everyday would come in to a hardware store and be looking for an axe, and might see a similar product.

    Then I saw it was of pretty s****y quality and made in mexico by some Truper company I think. I then went home and drank some beer.

    So much for my saturday awesome find. Oh well. In the back of my mind I knew it all along, but sometimes you have to hold out hope.
    Yep - sadly, gone are the days of being able to find good quality, made-in-the-USA axes in local hardware stores...

    I guess that also goes for a number of other things that used to be produced domestically aside from axes - gotta love outsourcing
    Last edited by killa_concept; 03-20-2011 at 02:27 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    258
    Yeah, since 2004 Collins axe are made by a Mexican Company-Truper Herramientas: http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2010...e-company.html

    The curent Collins axes tend to be of very low quality. Here is an example of the Collins Hunter's axe: http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2010...xe-review.html

    It's a shame!

    http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/

  4. #4

    Thumbs down

    Well that just sucks! No wonder Bailey's don't carry them anymore.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by rg598 View Post
    Yeah, since 2004 Collins axe are made by a Mexican Company-Truper Herramientas: http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2010...e-company.html

    The curent Collins axes tend to be of very low quality. Here is an example of the Collins Hunter's axe: http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2010...xe-review.html

    It's a shame!

    http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/
    I saw a vintage one at an old hardware store here a couple months ago and I'm heading to see if it's still there.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •