The 10 Best Axes

Sara Mandeed
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Somewhere in the quaint rolling hills of the Appalachian mountains, an axe received the first patent for its design and purpose. Since that time, axes have been mounted to the rear of chainsaws, to the sides of trucks, and on the racks of off-roaders, to combat the dozens upon dozens of varieties of trees, bushes, vines, and shrubs in our world.

From carving camping sticks to cutting down the mightiest of oaks, an axe comes in handy when you need to slice through dense blocks of wood. It’s a classic utensil that requires little maintenance, is easy to use, and is durable and extremely useful.

Best of all, it’s affordable and accessible to just about anyone. If you’re setting out to buy an axe, don’t just settle for the first one that crosses your path. Be picky about it! Here’s a list of the best axes for wood slicing to help you out.

Fiskars 378841-1002 X27 SuperBest OverallFiskars 378841-1002 X27 Super
Ironclad General Utility Work Gloves GUGBudget PickIronclad General Utility Work Gloves GUG
Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe 25 InchUpgrade PickGransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe 25 Inch