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For other uses, see Wood Cutter.
"If you've got an axe, you can always make gold chopping wood. Just bring me everything you cut."
―Mill owners[src]

The Woodcutter's Axe is a tool and one-handed weapon that can be used to cut firewood at wood chopping blocks found throughout Skyrim, which can subsequently be used to create arrows (the Dawnguard add-on only), or sold to certain characters, such as Hod, Hulda, and Gilfre.


The woodcutter's axe cannot be crafted at a forge, nor can it be improved at a grindstone.


Known locationsEdit

These axes are fairly common in Skyrim, and one or more can be found in most settlements. Additionally, axes may rarely be found in the inventory of hunters roaming the wilds of Skyrim.

The following is a list of where axes can be found:



This section contains bugs related to Woodcutter's Axe. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   While attempting to place an axe on a weapon rack, it seems to float horizontally, the axe's head facing the rack.
  •  PC   360   PS3   When activating the wood chopping block with the axe drawn, the Dragonborn will sheathe their weapon, then another axe will appear in the Dragoborn's hand, despite it clearly being sheathed at the Dragonborn's side. Once the animation is over, the second axe will disappear. This also happens when mining ore with a pickaxe.
  •  360   Sometimes when dual wielding a dagger with the dagger in the main hand and the axe in the left hand, the axe will appear sheathed along with the dagger, with both weapons visible. However, the sheathing animation remains the same as any other left-hand weapon. The Dragonborn will simply lower their arms, and the axe will disappear from their hand.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Woodcutter's Axe

  • woodchopper axe?

    7 messages
    • Thanks lots!
    • Kora Stormblade wrote:There is usually an axe or two within many of the holds in Skyrim. You can find two at Solitude in...
  • Bug edit

    2 messages
    • Ok, just want to point this out, the 2 pick axe and the 2 axe bug happens to me as well, even though I'm on a Mac.
    • I think the Mac template is reasonably new. If a bugs labeled with PC, PS3 etc it just means it confirmed, most of the bugs i would just ass...