- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 7, 2008
This keen episode surveys the cutting edge technology of the deceptively simple, highly effective tool and weapon used by cavemen and modern-day Special Forces alike.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- MODERN MARVELS has an axe to grind... and that's a good thing!
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Go to the chopping block with MODERN MARVELS® as the series hones its latest investigation, this time into the amazing world of the enormously versatile ancient tool and weapon, the axe. Trace the development of this wondrous, yet simple device from the first sharpened blade strapped to a stick, to the Native American tomahawk, to the Viking battleaxe and on to the tactical weapon used by today's Special Forces in the Middle East.
Witness axes at work, whether in the hands of expert lumberjacks (and -jills) chopping 12-inch logs in competition or in the saving hands of firefighters. Consider which knight would prevail in a showdown between axe and sword. And meet a collector whose passing hatchet fancy has turned into a full-blown axe obsession!
It's sharp, has a handle and really swings! It's MODERN MARVELS: AXES!