Mr P, 20 odd Chouinard axes or just 20 odd axes? The Chouinard must be worth a bit, looks mint.
And the man himself Yvon is still with us.
I've a total of 3 axes, 2 Mountain Technology Vertige climbing axes and one walking axe I made. Made the head from spring steel with an alloy shaft about 25 years ago.
20ish axes but around half are Chouinard Zeros and Frosts, plus a couple of mk1 Lowe Hummingbirds
I did sell a few Zeros for an awful lot of dollars a few years back, one in particular went stellar - I was gobsmacked at the time but also quite happy - paid off me overdraft
I let one go every now and again when I need beer tokens or petrol money
Always like the early Vertiges but kept my Chacal/Barracuda and terrors instead. Had a new pick fitted by the man himself at the Peck establishment/shed (cant call it a factory) in Leicester where they were made around 1986, nice guy too.
WANTED: Kona Sex One rear brake canti hanger pivot thingy - GOT ONE!
I could be tempted by a 19" - 21" Dave Yates (mountain) frame.................and no I still don't do trail centreshttp://www.corrieyairack.org/index2.html