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Offline Buckskin

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« on: October 04, 2012, 03:33:50 PM »
I picked this up today at a garage sale for $7.00.  I have no knowledge of Homestead brand at all.  I have not googled yet either so I don't know if I got a deal or not.

It is about 28" long.  I guess that is boy's axe range?  The handle looks like it says "Genuine Collins Hickory".

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 03:43:28 PM »
Hey Buckskin...
That's a helluva find. Especially for 7 bucks! Those old 'Collins' Homestead axes are fine axes. It's even got the original handle. DON'T cut it off save it, clean it and the head up and you will have a very fine axe indeed.

On second thought... Why bother with the trouble? Just send it to me ;D

It looks like a boys axe. What's the length?
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 03:44:30 PM »
Thanks.

Its just under 28"
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 03:44:38 PM »
I like the Collins Homestead axes. I know OPERATOR1975 did a post here on the history of Collins. I re-posted it here: http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2012/07/collins-co-manufacturing-guest-post-by.html It is well worth a look. You have a good axe there.

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 03:45:54 PM »
Sorry, I was looking on the phone and had to 'zoom' in. I see the length now.
Yep, it's a boys axe with original handle and a fine looking head.
I'm jealous ;)
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 03:48:42 PM »
Wow, thanks for that link Trekker.  Looks like I had stroke of dumb luck.
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 03:54:10 PM »
Nice find.  That's a great axe. 
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 04:37:53 PM »
Thats a really bad axe and very dangerous, send it to me and Like UPC I will even pay the shipping just to help you out!! :chopwood:

Thats a very good find and you have in hand a axe to be proud or !!


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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012, 05:03:36 PM »
I'll give ya 14$..rascal..
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2012, 05:18:48 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2012, 05:48:09 PM »
What a great find. The Collins Homestead line is highly regarded and that one is in good shape. You'll have a keeper once you get her all cleaned up.

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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2012, 06:40:30 PM »
Thanks Gang! 

$14.00 and 14.22?  Ya'll can do better than that,   8)
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2012, 07:53:24 PM »
Pre 1966.  Those Collins handles are usually top notch.  Nice find.  Have a couple of those - they were once the working line of Collins - good dependable well made axes. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2012, 08:05:27 PM »
so has it got to be 14.23... That's a super axe.

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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 08:32:26 PM »
Cant let Viginia outbid Arkansas....$14.34


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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2012, 08:36:05 PM »
$14.58... Straight from Montana :D
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2012, 08:43:12 PM »
Cant let Viginia outbid Arkansas....$14.34
I read this wrong at first.  ;)
But yeah, 7 bucks for any axe older that say 15 years is a good deal in my opinion. I love garage sales!
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2012, 06:35:10 AM »
By the way, here is mine:


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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2012, 10:23:06 PM »
Great find. I have a Collins Homestead hatchet that I picked up at a flea market for a song. The Homestead series have excellent profiles and really good steel. The nice thing is that there are still lots of them around, so prices are usually reasonable.
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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2012, 10:27:40 PM »
By the way, here is mine:



Ross, that's a real nice Homestead axe. When I get some time I want to find a larger Homestead axe like yours and restore it. I really like the Homestead hatchet I have. Holds an edge just like my Gransfors Wildlife hatchet.

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Re: Homestead Axe
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2012, 04:04:26 PM »
Here's another..



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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2012, 04:47:03 PM »
Ross, that's a beauty!
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