A medieval battle axe. It is only one of the many types of battle axes.

Axes are a kind of tool that can be used as a weapon. Though they are usually used for chopping wood or tilling land, axes are good weapons because of their sharp blade, and the fact that they are easy to use and make. There are two types of axes: a regular woodcutting axe, and powerful battle-axes that were popular in medieval times. Though the weapon looks easy to use, the unskilled could easily get injured if they are not sure what they are doing. Axes are unpredictable, however they're capable of chopping through bone, wood, metal, etc.

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Axes are very simple, they have a blade and the end of a wooden stick though the handle may also be made of fiberglass or steel. The blades are now made of metal, though the first axes were definetly stone. Various type of axes have been made for many reasons; for example, one axe might have a curvier blade than another to cut a certain type of tree, or a battleaxe might be slightly longer than another. Other things like the material of the axe can change how it works. There are also throwing axes, which are designed for throwing and are very light. Axes are powerful, however most of them will require a decent amount of stregnth to carry or use. An axe is a tool used for chopping or splitting objects, such as tree limbs or logs. Axes come in multiple sizes, and are used for different purposes. Its used to cut or split large pieces of wood. Also appropriate for cutting dead branches, twigs and firewood, and can be operated with 1 hand. Axes can also be double blades, a blade at the top, and below its handle.

Axes are one of the oldest known weapons, as some have been found from 6000 B.C.

Axes are also known as hatchets, which is actually a different kind of weapon related to the axe.

Woodcutting axes which are designed for chopping trees.