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Collins Axe

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Operator1975, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Operator1975


    Sep 24, 2010
    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.
  2. killa_concept


    May 19, 2009
    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 :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011
  3. rg598


    Oct 18, 2008
  4. warman


    Feb 16, 2005
    Well that just sucks! No wonder Bailey's don't carry them anymore.
  5. warman


    Feb 16, 2005
    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.

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