"Axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Axe

"Axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An illustration of four various axes: "1, Horseman's hammer of about the time of Edward IV; 2, Martel-de-fer, time of Henry VIII; 3, Martel-de-fer, time of Edward VI; 4, Martel-de-fer with hand-gun, time of Queen Elizabeth." -Century, 1889

Four Axes

An illustration of four various axes: "1, Horseman's hammer of about the time of Edward IV; 2, Martel-de-fer,…

To cut or sever by one or more blows.

Chop

To cut or sever by one or more blows.

A food cutter is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate various repetitive tasks in the process of preparing food. This is a manual device referred to a "food processor".

Food Cutter

A food cutter is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate various repetitive tasks in the process of preparing…

"The oak that lifts its stately head on high, / The tempest blast, and whirlwind will defy; / But a small ax, within the woodman's hand, / More powerful proves - its force it cannot stand; / By little strokes, quickly, and often made, / The giant monarch oak is lowly laid: / By feeble means, great wonders meet our eyes, / The forest falls, and splendid cities rise."—Barber, 1857

Little Strokes Fell Great Oaks

"The oak that lifts its stately head on high, / The tempest blast, and whirlwind will defy; / But a…

An illustration of two adult men chopping a tree with an ax.

Men Chopping Tree

An illustration of two adult men chopping a tree with an ax.

"The shipwright's axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Shipwrights Axe

"The shipwright's axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"An abatis formed by felling trees toward the enemy, leaving the butt hanging to the stump, the branches sharpened, is called a slashing." — Moss, 1914

Slashing

"An abatis formed by felling trees toward the enemy, leaving the butt hanging to the stump, the branches…

A young boy trying to chop down a tree with an axe.

Tree Chop

A young boy trying to chop down a tree with an axe.

"The wedge axe (which was one of the first American improvements in edge tools introduced into Europe)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Wedge Axe

"The wedge axe (which was one of the first American improvements in edge tools introduced into Europe)."…

"Woodman's felling axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Woodman's Axe

"Woodman's felling axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893