Collector weapons are those that can be obtained from collectors in exchange for trophies. For instance, Merin Trollsbane offers staves or a sword in exchange for 5 Mountain Troll Tusks. While the weapons obtained from collectors are not rare, they are usually perfect, and thus are helpful for equipping penniless adventurers and their heroes.
Many collector weapons come with upgrade components by default, notably those in Shing Jea and Ascalon. Elonian collector weapons are notable in that they can also be upgraded with inscriptions. Weapon upgrades may be salvaged from some of these collector weapons, such as the Fiery Flame Spitter, from which a Fiery Axe Haft can be salvaged. If no upgrade component can be salvaged, a salvage attempt will produce crafting materials. This is not universal however, as some collector weapons cannot be salvaged at all.