The Carpenter's Axe has a straight edge and thin blade with a low angle bevel face, suited for work in dry wood. Carpenter Axes functions like a good heavy knife. The Carpenter's axe is best suited for carpentry and other wood work. The forged inward curve from the heel to the lip of the head allows your hand to grip almost straight above the center of the cutting edge, which is important when your work requires stability and precision. long, thin and straight edge with a straight bevel face and a narrower poll, give an even cutting surface for great carving. The handle is straight to suit all grips.