An axe next to a pile of firewood

If you want to learn more about axes then you’re in the right place. We’re Alex and Rick, two mates who spend a lot of time using, maintaining, throwing, and buying axes of all types. You can learn more about us here.

Axes are the oldest tool on earth, used for thousands of years to split, chop, craft, and maim. Although they’ve come a long way since the first axe, they’re still fundamentally the same tool they’ve always been.

We created Axe Adviser to help retain the knowledge and skills that surround this tool before they’re lost forever. Every year, fewer people learn basic skills like how to swing an axe or limb a tree. Let’s reverse that trend starting now.


We live in a world where it’s often cheaper to buy a new tool than fix it. With that being said, it’s good to have a basic understanding of how to keep an axe looking its best. If you own a premium axe like a Gransfors Bruks, you’re going to want to look after it.

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Axe skills

There’s a right way and a wrong way to use axes. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll get tired fast and simple jobs like splitting wood will be made much more difficult. We’ll show you some basic skills that’ll come in handy, whether you’re occasionally chopping firewood at home or need to up your skills in the outdoors.

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Axe throwing

Throwing axes is a surprisingly safe pastime. Whether you throw take part in competitions or have some fun at home, the sport is growing in popularity all the time. Get our advice on how it’s done so that you can through a hatchet like the experts and also take part safely.

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General axe knowledge

Would you like to know more about axes? In this section, we look at a wide range of topics like the history of axes and the many uses for a camping axe. By the end of reading all these articles, you’ll be ready to host a Youtube channel on the topic!

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Axes and firewood go hand in hand so we’ve added a large section. You can discover whether a variety of wood is any good with our firewood reviews.

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Is maple good firewood?
Is oak good for burning?
How good is beech as firewood?

View all our firewood articles here.