I've been told that you can find silver axes from visiting the island, so in the hopes of acquiring one or two for my own town, I had started "island-hopping" on a daily basis, starting with my own island, and choosing only international islands and heading to them and back.
Well, 378 visits (no exaggeration, this has taken me well over 12 hours) later, I've yet to come by a single silver axe, or any other rarity that has been mentioned.
So here are my questions: Am I doing anything wrong, or am I just severely unlucky? Are silver axes really available at the islands? How have you guys been doing when it comes to finding these island rarities?
I'm on the verge of giving up at this point, so I could use some reassurance here.
Silver axes are quite rare, when I found them it was only my third try, but the other guy on the island said that he had spent days searching for one. I bought 40 of them and then traded about 20 of them away, but I still have plenty left if you want one or two.