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Woodcutter's Axe
Poachers axe
Base Damage:
5 DamageIcon
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
5 GoldIcon
Class: One Handed, War Axe
FormID: 0002F2F4

The Woodcutter's Axe is a tool and One-Handed weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is used to cut firewood at wood chopping blocks found throughout Skyrim, which can 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 can't be crafted at a forge or improved.



These axes are very common throughout Skyrim, and at least one can be found in most settlements. A few locations are listed below but there are many more in the game.

  • There is one located next to two bandits after entering Bleak Falls Barrow next to the wood chopping block. 
  • Embershard Mine, between Helgen and Riverwood has one somewhat hidden near the Woodchopping Block.
  • There are four at Froki's Shack: two unowned ones outside, and two inside that must be stolen.
  • One is located on a bench behind the lumber mill in Riverwood.
  • Another axe can be found in Riverwood in Faendal's House, beside the pile of logs next to the fireplace.
  • Another is in Alvor and Sigrid's house, in the basement.
  • One can be found in the Abandoned House in Markarth, left of the cooking pot.
  • Three axes can be found at Anga's Mill, one by each of the two Wood Chopping Blocks, and the third slightly further up the hill, on a box.
  • An axe can be found in the basement of Honeyside, beneath the steps, on top of a bale of hay.
  • Two can be found in Mixwater Mill: one adjacent to the door of Gilfre's House, and the other propped against the wall on which the mill itself stands.
  • Three axes are located in Lost Knife Cave: at the entrance to the large gallery with the lake and central pillar, one on the 'bar' in the Bandits' living quarters, and one on a set of shelves just beyond that area.
  • One axe is located at Autumnwatch Tower, just inside the upper tower, on the right.
  • One is found in the entrance of the ratways in Riften. It's on the floor, in the first room after the trapped door in the Ratway, just before Gian the Fist's room.
  • Another can be found outside Mistveil Keep, in Riften.
  • There are three axes in Fort Greymoor, in the room with the bear traps and dead skeevers. Two are on a shelf, the other atop a wood pile.
  • An axe can be found in Katla's Farm, inside the house, at the top of the stairs on a dresser.
  • Halted Stream Camp contains three axes: two are on the walkway above the entrance to the mine, and the third is next to the chopping block.
  • There is one axe next to the wood pile in the small Bandit camp at the entrance to Ustengrav.
  • One axe can be found outside the fletchers in Solitude, on a table.
  • There is one axe in Solitude Stables, just inside the door on the right-hand shelf.
  • There is one axe in the Thalmor Embassy Barracks, on a shelf.
  • Two axes can be found in Northwatch Keep, in the same room - one on a table, the other propped by a woodpile.
  • A single axe is found in Goldenrock Mine, in a corner on a table.
  • One axe sits atop a cupboard in White River Watch.
  • No fewer than five axes can be found in Faldar's Tooth. The first is through the main entrance, at the bottom of the stairs. The second rests atop a broken pillar, amongst the prison cells. The third lies on a shelf in the same room. The fourth is found embedded in a dead wolf. The fifth is in the food preparation area.
  • An axe can be found beneath the cellar steps in The Bee and Barb.
  • One axe is found inside Mara's Eye Den, on an executioner's block.
  • There are at least five throughout Gallow's Rock.
  • One axe is found inside Broken Helm Hollow, in the room with Leifnarr.
  • An axe can be found in Snow Veil Sanctum, on the floor in front of the gate with the spike trap.
  • One axe can be found in the Volkihar Undercroft stuck in a barrel near the entrance.
  • There are at least two at Pinewatch Bandit's Sanctuary.
  • By a tree stump near the Prospector's Shack.
  • There are two on the Dainty Sload, one on a crate on the deck, next to a gourd, and one on the cupboard directly to the right after entering the ship.
  • Two are located next to J'darr and J'zhar in Alftand Glacial Ruins.



  •  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.
  •  PS3    360   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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  • Woodcutter's Axe in Weapon Rack bug

    2 messages
    • C'mon guys. This bug should be a simple bug to fix. I'm a UDK developer, and as such, I think perhaps a socket (or any equivalent of it...
    • I think the bug isn't fixed just to be a annoying joke that the creator is keeping. If not then I hope they fix it =)

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