Hiya Gents, For several years I've used the site as a learning resource but never joined. I finally got tired of not being able to view pictures in some threads and signed up. I've always appreciated a proper axe, having manually split wood since I was a pre teen. I got pretty frustrated at the overall crappy quality of Chinese axes available in the States these days so my lady and I have been hitting flea markets for a while looking for a decent old American steel project. She brought this guy home for me last weekend: I got it mostly cleaned up in some vinegar and put a new Truper handle on it and a which sharpen just to get a feel for the steel. As rusted as it was I wasn't expecting to find any markings on it, but as best as I can tell it's an old Collins USM? Any further info y'all may have on it would be appreciated.