Originally posted by kablink
Haha. I'm not a complete beginner. The question really was if you would have used polys or NURBS.
I'd use poly's for inorganic things such as an axe. The time(s) I would use NURBS would be on things that have smooth, continuous forms, such as living creatures or cars.
When an object is converted from NURBS to polys, it generates a hideous amount of faces, so it's not very game-friendly to model in NURBS. Not to mention that I think no game engines support/use any NURBS geometry; character, car, object/prop or otherwise.