Axes are often thought of as a simple tool we perfected hundreds, if not thousands of years ago. They’re often linked to lumberjacks, firemen and the odd motion picture serial killer, without being examined as the unique piece of technology they truly are.
While we’ve had axes in one form or another since the stone age, there have been some improvements on the basic formula over the years, and now we can murder trees even more efficiently.
There are a handful of different types of axes available for purchase, each made for a specific purpose. You can probably easily find felling axes, cutting axes, splitting axes and shaping axes somewhere in your town, but the subtle differences in their construction may lead to you not understanding why they’re different and which one you should get.