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Woodcutter's Axe

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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 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:



  •  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

    3 messages
    • 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 =)
    • i mean, its just a small bug detracting just a bit from the best weapon in the game... clearly

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