Axe FAQs:

Q: Was an axe used from 1.5 million years BP without a handle?

A: Yes.

Q: Are axes usually composed of a head and a handle?

A: Yes.

Q: Are axes originally based on a Quicksilver Wiki article at the timber framing glossary under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License?

A: Yes.

Q: Are axes designed for ice climbing and enlarging steps used by climbers?

A: Yes.

Q: Were axes made of copper or copper mixed with arsenic?

A: Yes.

Q: Are axes an important indication of prehistoric trade?

A: Yes.

Q: Are axes specialised by use?

A: Yes, and size, and form.

Q: Are axes double bevelled, i.e?

A: Yes, symmetrical about the axis of the blade, but some specialist broadaxes have a single bevel blade, and usually an offset handle that allows them to be used for finishing work without putting the user's knuckles at risk of injury.

Q: Are axes known from the Mesolithic period?

A: Yes, Few wooden hafts have been found from this period, but it seems that the axe was normally hafted by wedging.

Q: Is a axe a bronze?

A: Yes, and Minoan, axe from the second millennium BC thought to be used for religious purposes.

Q: Is an axe an example of a simple machine?

A: Yes, as it is a type of wedge, or dual inclined plane.

Q: Were axes important in superstition as well?

A: Yes.

Q: Were axes flat and hafted much like their stone predecessors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an axe an antiquated axe head with an exaggerated beard that can sometimes extend the cutting edge twice the height of the rest of the head?

A: Yes.

Q: Are axes still produced and in use today in parts of Papua?

A: Yes, and Indonesia.

Q: Was an axe placed in the crops?

A: Yes, and with the cutting edge to the skies to protect the harvest against bad weather.

Q: Were axes sometimes believed to be thunderbolts and were used to guard buildings against lightning?

A: Yes, as it was believed that lightning never struck the same place twice.

Q: Were axes tools of stone called hand axes?

A: Yes, and used without handles , and had knapped cutting edges of flint or other stone.