a Battle-Axe

A battle axe is an axe specifically designed as a weapon and generally far less in weigh than a wood axe. There are smaller one-handed and two-handed great Axes, Battle axes designed especially as Projectile weapons are called throwing axes. In Middle-Earth battle axes are used by the Black Númenóreans, Dorwinrim, Dwarves, Half-elves and the Umli.

Variants of battle axes include:

The ice axe, handaxe, hatchet and Woodman's axe are not battle axes, even if sometimes used as weapons.

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