Picked up another Collins Homestead. Original pant, nice useable 32" haft.
Haft is a little loose, can fix that no problem. Going to refresh the edge, tighten the haft, some BLO, clean off a little rust and she will good to go.
Should be a heck of a chopper. I'm really starting to like these Collins Homestead's!!!
Wayne, That's a SWEEEET pair of Collins.
has anyone done any testing on these to see how good the hardening is on the bit on these later ones? I know you don't have an actual Rockwell tester, but by using a file or punch and making an educated guess. Since Collins was around long past most, I wonder if some of these had really poor hardening? I tend to avoid them out of that concern.
Collins made excellent axe's
my favorite bench hatchet is a small carpenter's ax. real good steel.
i have several Collins doubles and a couple singles, very well made bits
slimming down the handle is an option
I believe this Homestead version was made after Collins was sold to Mann Edge. Thus the Lewistown, PA marking. I'm pretty sure this axe predates the ultimate sale of Collins to Truper Herramientas (mexico). Operator may know more specifics on the move to Mexico or if any of the Mann Edge versions were made in Mexico.
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