|Required By:||"Käpälälauta"-fox trap, Alder, Grainflail, Paddle, Pine Tree, Rowan, Shortbow, Ski stick, Skis, Slender Tree Trunk, Slender tree trunk, Spruce Tree, Wooden Stake, Wooden bowl, Wooden cup, Wooden mug|
|Defense Bonus:||Very Little|
The splitting axe is the best axe to make boards from tree trunks, as well as firewood from blocks of wood.
URW Game Encyclopedia description
The official URW in-game encyclopedia (accessed by the key) describes the splitting axe thusly:
An axe with a rather heavy, wedge-shaped blade. Designed for splitting blocks of wood into firewood. On the other hand, a splitting axe is not so good for any other work.
Real life context
- Wood splitting - English Wikipedia article
- Cleaving axe - English Wikipedia article
- Splitting maul - English Wikipedia article
Historically, several related types of splitting axes had evolved, for splitting tree trunks lenghthways. These include cleaving axes and the heavier and maul-equipped splitting mauls.