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    Meet 'BETTY' Big 'BETTY' COLLINS (lots o pics)


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    I've had her a while now, and finally found the right haft for her...
    shes Australian with a little Tasmanian flare...

    Head weight: 4 1/2lbs
    OA weight: 5lb 7oz
    OA length: 31 1/4"
    Bit: 5 1/4"
    Head: 7 1/4"
    Poll: 3 1/4"


























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    Wow, she's a rare beauty over here. Great hafting job, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Tall View Post
    Great hafting job, too.
    Indeed. She's hung tight. What a monster.

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    Thanks fellows!
    She is a 'beast' for sure. I was originally going to go with a 28" haft that I have (a very nice one at that), but she just didn't feel right. To top heavy. So I found this haft in town and thought that she would go well with it. I really like the colors in the haft and the length and balance feel just right for me.
    Heck, I've had the head for over 2 months.

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    She's beautiful.

    I'm even more jealous of your back yard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3mphis View Post
    She's beautiful.

    I'm even more jealous of your back yard!
    Thanks Memphis!
    That's actually my front 'yard'

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    She's a beauty...No doubt about that. A real mans axe.

    'Big Betty Collins'...She's the center-fold of any good bushman's magazine. Well done Bear...another very good example.
    Bet she doesn't spend her nights alone out behind the woodshed.

    regards...Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank-New Zealand View Post
    She's a beauty...No doubt about that. A real mans axe.

    'Big Betty Collins'...She's the center-fold of any good bushman's magazine. Well done Bear...another very good example.
    Bet she doesn't spend her nights alone out behind the woodshed.

    regards...Frank
    LOL Frank!
    She likes to stay inside where she's nice and cool and out of the weather.

    As David would say "she's a real cracker"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearhunter View Post

    I've had her a while now, and finally found the right haft for her...
    shes Australian with a little Tasmanian flare...

    Head weight: 4 1/2lbs
    OA weight: 5lb 7oz
    OA length: 31 1/4"
    Bit: 5 1/4"
    Head: 7 1/4"
    Poll: 3 1/4"

    Bearhunter, She is SWEEET! One doesn't see a beveled Collins very often. Nice work on her, she sure is a big gal. Where did you find her?
    Double Ott aka; Tom; TC

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    She´s a big beast, for sure. And a beauty

    Because of the wedges at the head, it may be a great splitting axe. Nice handle, btw.

    Kind regards
    Andi

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    Look out, woods!
    That is a bruiser of an axe!!

    Nice job bringing her together.

    -nate

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    Great lookin axe. Nice job. I have a Plumb just like that.

    Love your "Yard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperhill View Post
    Great lookin axe. Nice job. I have a Plumb just like that.

    Love your "Yard"
    Pics please
    And thank you!

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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone !

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    Great axe you have there and yes the yard is great too

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    I was chopping' with her yesterday afternoon.
    Dropped a couple of tress in my 'yard' with her.
    She does make the chips fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearhunter View Post
    She does make the chips fly
    I bet. But how does an axe that heavy handle for you? I imagine it would take some practice before I became accurate with an axe that heavy. It'd be awesome at the splittin' block!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    I bet. But how does an axe that heavy handle for you? I imagine it would take some practice before I became accurate with an axe that heavy. It'd be awesome at the splittin' block!
    It honestly handles quite well. The balance is very good IMO. It wasn't a problem to be accurate with either. I used 'Betty' and my 3 1/2 lb 'Collins' legitimus Connecticut as a comparison.
    Both are great to use and a pleasure to swing except that legitimus sure feels light after swinging 'Betty' awhile.
    I have to admit that I'm a little sore today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Ott View Post
    Bearhunter, She is SWEEET! One doesn't see a beveled Collins very often. Nice work on her, she sure is a big gal. Where did you find her?
    Thanks!
    I got her from a fellow in Australia.

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