On my way south from the county I stopped in to see my old friend Don Merchant at Pole And Paddle Canoe. He had a sweet Spiller axe for sale for $90. Spiller was an axe making company in Oakland, Maine, back in the day. I’ve been told that Gransfors patterned their American felling axe after either a Spiller or an Emerson & Stevens, another Oakland, Maine company.
If you’re in the market for a 3.25-3.5 pound felling axe, you’d have a hard time finding something better than an old Maine axe made in Oakland.