Parts of an Ax

At first glance, I assumed that there were only two parts too an ax. The handle and the choppy part. There are actually 14 parts to an ax! Check out the image from the 1980 version of the Boy Scout Handbook the see where each of these parts are located on your ax.

  • Head

  • Eye

  • Front

  • Toe

  • Bit

  • Blade

  • Heel

  • Back

  • Face

  • Shoulder

  • Butt or Poll

  • Belly

  • Handle or Helve

  • Knob

Parts Of An Ax