- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 25 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 21, 2004
We take a look at specialized axes through the years, from the firefighter's pickhead axe to a 17th century Persian parade axe.
Two million years ago, Homo Erectus shaped hard rock with a hammerstone to create sharp-edged tools. These were the world's first axes! We follow the story of the axe from that point forward, tracing its journey as both a deadly weapon and a life-saving tool. Plus we see how colonial blacksmiths made axes, and we visit Snow and Nealley in Bangor, Maine to see how the art of the axe is being practiced today.