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An axe lodged in a block of wood


James T. Kirk using an axe to chop wood while trapped in the Nexus

An axe (or ax) was a multi-purpose tool consisting of a heavy and solid sharpened metal head attached to a helve. Axes were often also used as weapons in melee combat.

A Romulan miner from 2387 fought the alternate reality's Hikaru Sulu with an axe on the Narada's drill platform in 2258. (Star Trek)

In 2268, Ronald Tracey used an axe as a weapon as he fought against James T. Kirk on the planet Omega IV. (TOS: "The Omega Glory")

In 2269, playing card knight characters borrowed from Alice Through the Looking Glass which appeared on the Shore Leave Planet carried gold-colored axes as weapons. (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet")

Decades later, in 2293, Kirk was trapped in the Nexus, and, when Jean-Luc Picard entered the Nexus in 2371, he found Kirk putting an axe to its most common use – chopping wood. (Star Trek Generations)

A Ligonian juggler used axes while entertaining the people. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

In 2367, Commander William T. Riker told the bridge crew a joke with a punchline about a headsman's axe. (TNG: "Data's Day")

An axe was featured in the final draft script of TOS: "The Galileo Seven". According to the script's stage directions, that item was to be "a large axe, of unique design." Procuring the axe was an objective Spock momentarily tried to achieve in the script and explained why, in both the script and the final version of the episode, he turns back just before being injured by a boulder, though he is actually carrying a spear on screen, rather than the axe, when he is hurt by the rock. In ultimately omitted dialogue from later in the script (aboard the shuttlecraft Galileo), Spock explained that the axe was "reminiscent of those of the Lake People of Athos IV." Subsequently, Doctor McCoy pointed out to Spock that, even if he had managed to obtain the axe, it would have been too heavy to bring back to the Enterprise aboard the Galileo, an outcome Spock admitted he hadn't thought of. McCoy speculated that the axe "must have weighed a hundred and fifty pounds."

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