10 Most Common Heirlooms



Favored by men and boys everywhere, weapons are coveted heirlooms with explosive potential. (Sorry, we couldn't pass on the pun.) Actually, all types of weapons are popular. Since there always seems to be a war raging somewhere, trophies like pistols, bayonets and knives are admired by veterans and passed on from one generation to the next.

You don't have to be a hunter to admire a well-made weapon or enjoy the stories that go along with it. A word of caution, though: If you have to demonstrate how to use that boomerang your great uncle left you, don't forget to yell, "duck!"