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

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by bearhunter, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    :D
    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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  2. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    Wow, she's a rare beauty over here. Great hafting job, too.
     
  3. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Indeed. She's hung tight. What a monster.
     
  4. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    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.
     
  5. M3mphis

    M3mphis

    Jan 13, 2011
    She's beautiful.

    I'm even more jealous of your back yard! :D
     
  6. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks Memphis!
    That's actually my front 'yard' :D
     
  7. Frank-New Zealand

    Frank-New Zealand

    333
    Jan 16, 2012
    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
     
  8. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    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"
     
  9. Double Ott

    Double Ott Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    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?
     
  10. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    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
     
  11. robot37

    robot37

    429
    Jan 12, 2010
    Look out, woods!
    That is a bruiser of an axe!!

    Nice job bringing her together.

    -nate
     
  12. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Great lookin axe. Nice job. I have a Plumb just like that.

    Love your "Yard"
     
  13. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    Pics please ;)
    And thank you!
     
  14. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks for the nice comments everyone !
     
  15. OutdoorEnvy

    OutdoorEnvy

    308
    Nov 22, 2011
    Great axe you have there and yes the yard is great too
     
  16. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    I was chopping' with her yesterday afternoon.
    Dropped a couple of tress in my 'yard' with her.
    She does make the chips fly :D
     
  17. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    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!
     
  18. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    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 :D
     
  19. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks!
    I got her from a fellow in Australia.
     

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