An axe, sometimes spelt ax, was a common type of tool. It could also be used as a weapon. Za and Kal, two cavemen encountered by the First Doctor and his companions, used an axe. (TV: An Unearthly Child)

Gilgamesh used an axe in battle. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys)

Irongron carried an axe with him around his castle. (TV: The Time Warrior)

The mysterious warrior in Marinus' Screaming Jungle used an axe to attack intruders. (TV: "The Screaming Jungle")

Gundans used axes. (TV: Warriors' Gate)

The "savages" also used axes. (TV: The Savages)

The Fifth Doctor used an axe to destroy the crystal through which Wrack would have channelled the Black Guardian's power to destroy the Shadow. (TV: Enlightenment)

Lance Bennett pretend to attack the Empress of the Racnoss with an axe. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

Sylvia Noble used an axe to free her father from a car which was being filled with poison gas. (TV: The Poison Sky)

Pickaxes were tools used to dig up hard surfaces like tarmac; they were sometimes called "axes" for short. The pickaxe Rose Tyler used to dig up the tarmac of Dame Kelly Holmes Close was dubbed the "council axe" by Kel. (TV: Fear Her)

Bors once challenged the Twelfth Doctor to an axe fight, only for the Time Lord to emerge playing his electric guitar. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

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