Appearance wise, the axe has a long, dark wooden handle with an iron head. It is not a hatchet, as hatches have a shorter handle.
The only way to obtain axes is to defeat NPCs that wield them, and because axes are only really used in the later parts of the acts, it will take a while before the player gets hold of them. Even then, the player might have already found stronger weapons to use.
The Axe can be crafted into The "No Questions Axe", which not only deals heavy damage, but also inflict fire damage.
- The Axe can't be used to cut trees.
- The Axe is a heavy weapon, meaning Sally cannot use it.
- During the Lightbearer DLC, in the second part of the campaign, there is an axe stuck to one of the hotel doors. This is a reference to The Shining.