Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I just recently acquired 6 ax bits, 2 splitting maul heads and what appears to be a couple of hatchet bits as well. Two of the tools are positively identified but the rest of them I have no idea who manufactured them. I also have several other axes and other tool bits that I've gotten at garage sales and some I bought from neighbors who moved recently. My question to all you good Brothers is >> How do you identify those tools that have no apparent stamps or markings on them? Are there small markings on some of those ax, maul and hatchet bits that I'm not aware of? Most of these look to be good quality too. One of the mauls is made by Collins and I've had some of their tools in the past and they seem like decent quality. So how do I go about identifying these or is there a way of doing it?