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Pitted Collins DB

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by M3mphis, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. M3mphis


    Jan 13, 2011
    Finished up this pitted Collins early this morning. Tomorrow it goes to a benefit auction. I hope it inspires some bidding, cause I kinda wanna keep it now.

    The pics are kinda lame as I took them on my desk at work, but I hope you enjoy anyway!


    "Grubbing bit"



    Have a good one,


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  2. M3mphis


    Jan 13, 2011
    Don't ask me why there is a thumbnail attached....I can't seem to make it go away either....
  3. Square_peg


    Feb 1, 2012
    I like it. Is that a cruiser or a full size? What's the handle length?
  4. M3mphis


    Jan 13, 2011
    Thanks, Pegs. Sorry, but getting this ready for the auction took me away from getting pics to you! You are next though!

    It's full size on a 36" handle. It probably came out a hair shorter than 36, but the tape measure that is usually in my desk is MIA. Time to blame it on someone random just for fun!
  5. cooperhill


    Nov 14, 2011
    This should be your signature. Funny.
  6. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    That axe has some character. An instant family heirloom for the high bidder.
  7. M3mphis


    Jan 13, 2011
    Thanks, Steve. I've seen some pics of heads that were polished on top of deep pits, but this is my first go at it. It's a pretty cool look.
  8. CedarEater


    Aug 31, 2012
    That thing is cool! The first pic made me think axe murderer. Fill them pits with some fake blood for Halloween or cut off some chicken heads with it and never wash it off, doh!
  9. Double Ott

    Double Ott Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    Matt, Your Collins double bit is stunning with the blackened pitting and a polished surface. How did you polish it and how did you get the pitting to hold a black finish?

  10. bearhunter


    Sep 12, 2009
    That turned out real nice Memphis!
    I hope the auction goes well and it fetches top dollar ;)

    What auction is it for?
  11. M3mphis


    Jan 13, 2011
    Thanks, Gents. It's for a United Way auction.
  12. M3mphis


    Jan 13, 2011
    Thanks, Tom. It was pretty rusty, so I hit it with the wire cup brush. But then I decided to polish the high spots so I started with flap discs and my angle grinder followed by progressive hand sanding. The pits are deep enough that sanding didn't get to the inside. I used a sanding block to make sure I wasn't pushing the sandpaper down into the pits. It you just used your fingers you may end up pulling the patina out of pits. I hope that made adequate sense.
  13. markv


    Sep 8, 2004
    twenty years of hard axe work would smooth out those pits

    all good

  14. John Frankl

    John Frankl

    Oct 16, 2001
    Awesome. You have a win-win situation on your hands. If it sells, you have done some good service. If it doesnt, well, you know....
  15. Square_peg


    Feb 1, 2012

    You're a sick puppy. You're gonna fit in great here. [​IMG]
  16. scruffuk

    scruffuk Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Hey, that's nice and a great gesture.

    I like how you kept the pitting. This is the kind of look that I always think of when I see Rick Marchland's apocalyptic sheaths.

    Someone is going to be a the owner of a great looking tool.
  17. M3mphis


    Jan 13, 2011
    Just got word that the axe sold for $150 in the auction!!!!! Isn't that awesome!
  18. bearhunter


    Sep 12, 2009
    Heck yeah..,
    Congrats Memphis! Good on 'yer mate ;)
  19. Bull Mountain Custom

    Bull Mountain Custom Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Damn!!!! Way to go Memphis!!
  20. Square_peg


    Feb 1, 2012

    Totally frickin' awesome! Well done. Full marks. [​IMG]

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