A battle axe is an axe specifically designed as a weapon and generally far less in weigh than a wood axe or other types of working-axes. 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.
Types of battle axes included:
- Bastard axe
- Baw (a Dunnish axe)
- Beard axe
- Cabis (a kind of throwing axe)
- Double Axe
- Halberd (Axe attached to a staff used as a pole arm )
- Pelech (A light battle-axe of the Sindar)
- Tunnel axe
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