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Collins Homestead ?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Drum4fun, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Drum4fun


    Mar 21, 2018
    Is this one of the Collins Homestead (Mann) ax heads from the
    70's-80's ? It was at the swap meet . Apologies only one photo.
    I passed as I didn't know if this was of desired steel quality or
    one of the "Mexico" heads ? Thank you .

  2. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    It's probably USA Mann which is better than an import but still not premium steel. The 'Homestead' was always a homeowner quality axe.

    Edit: I'm not saying they're not good. Just saying they're not great.
  3. phantomknives


    Mar 31, 2016
    nah that's just a normal collins.

    probably good for practice
  4. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    It looks a lot like this old Mann/Collins I used to own.

  5. Drum4fun


    Mar 21, 2018
    Square Peg ... I read a previous post where you mention "flat sides".... another reason
    I decided to pass. Thanks. Seller wanted $10.00.

  6. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    In today's market $10 ain't bad for that axe. Was the handle good?
  7. Drum4fun


    Mar 21, 2018
    Thanks Square Peg. The handle had some life left in it... but, would be needing
    a re-hang sooner rather then later. I saw a True Temper Tommy axe that caught
    my eye....but, seller wouldn't budge on price.... $26.00 (head only)... too rich
    for my blood, but , really wanted it ! Thanks again.

    Square_peg likes this.
  8. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Definitely a Mann made axe.
    Probably okay, but not as good as a Collins made Homestead axe from the 60's and earlier.
    Never a premium axe to begin with.

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