Which 3 axes would you keep from your collection?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by greggski, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. greggski


    Oct 19, 2009
    Hey all, it as just enjoying an adult beverage and looking through my axe collection and started playing a game of trying to chose which 3 axe i would keep as users/keep sakes and why. I was just interested in what my fellow axeophiles would chose.

    So what would you keep?

  2. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Rafter. Broad axe. Boys axe.

    Can I keep a hatchet, too?
  3. greggski


    Oct 19, 2009
    Any and all edged axe/hatchet/hawk lol!
  4. greggski


    Oct 19, 2009
    Currently I'm leaning towards a 4# tru temper kelly works double in a western pattern for a felling ,bucking axe. A NOrlund 2.5# house/camp axe on a 31" handle for all around user and a Plumb cedar pattern 1 3/4# harden poll hatchet on a 18" handle for pack carrying,kindling, basic carving axe. List is subject to change depending on which direction the wind is blowing.....
  5. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    1. Kelly Works True Temper Pulaski
    2. Hand Forged Axeroon; by Paul K.
    3. Plumb Rigger's Hatchet

    My collection is quite humble. :eek:
  6. pommie


    Aug 22, 2014
    Plumb cedar 3 lb
    Collins boys
    Collins Pulaski

    love the twisted head on the Collins Pulaski.
  7. Hacked


    Jun 1, 2010
    This is seriously tough, shouldn't be but it is.

    As it sits currently probably my Mann Edge Tool Co True American boys axe, Kelly Woodslasher hatchet, and Craftsman mini hatchet. This is assuming that my DB would go to my MIL as it belonged to her father. The reality is there are only a few that I can say I wouldn't really miss.
  8. olybears57


    Aug 25, 2013
    Plumb rafting
    Plumb round lug jersey
    Sager house axe.
  9. chuxwan


    Aug 26, 2012
    Plumb DB on 33"
    Gransfors Scandi
    Chisel grind integral hawk made by me
  10. 300Six


    Aug 29, 2013
    Collector axes that I've used and enjoyed were replaced with less valuable (namely readily available) counterparts over the past 40 years. Of course even those axes are now 25+ years old. Stupidity on my part since none of them were NOS (or even close) but that's what happened. Pulpwood (boys) axe for utility chopping/limbing work and a Pulaski for dirty work and splitting. A miner/construction/rafting axe would have been really nice to have had 30 years ago when I was cutting trees, chopping roots, preparing foundations and building retaining walls.
  11. quinton


    Nov 4, 2006
    A Kelly perfect double bit, a Kelly perfect db, and Kelly perfect double.
  12. TN metalman

    TN metalman

    Oct 28, 2015
    Yeesh, this shouldn't be so hard. I'd go with my vintage 5lb Helko falling axe on a 30" handle, a Plumb boys axe with a relatively thick grind for ground work or splitting small (8 or 9") pieces, and my Collins hatchet on a 16" handle.
  13. camo kid

    camo kid

    Sep 3, 2002
    I would keep my Rixford cruiser, my trojan boys axe, and my 3.5 lb mountaineer maine wedge pattern.
  14. rjdankert


    Mar 10, 2011
    quinton. I sense some uncertainty here. :D

  15. quinton


    Nov 4, 2006
    Not one single bit! pun intended.:p
  16. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012

    Boo! Hiss!

  17. tobiism


    Jun 28, 2013
    Kelly, Collins, Plumb[​IMG]
  18. 300Six


    Aug 29, 2013
    At least now you will know the bottom one (the Plumb) is a 'National' pattern which was first introduced to the buying public in about 1948. The poll on these isn't hardened in the sense of rafting/construction/miner heads is but it is large with bevelled edges for pounding wedges and stakes and was advertised as such. I'm presuming your's is the 'boys' (2 1/4 lb) version.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
  19. tobiism


    Jun 28, 2013
    Thanks, it's the 1.75lb version.
  20. Awesom-o-4000


    Jan 13, 2012
    image.jpg my council jersey, wetterlings forest axe and a homemade Viking axe on a 28" handle

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