A peculiar and different sort of axe just came my way. This one is intended to perform a very specific and limited function. The specialization is what makes this particular axe intresting I think. There are larger versions used for rough hewing, though the one here, about half a meter long, is used to maintain interior walls of log buildings in Finland. In that sense not really a hewing axe at all but something more like a carving axe. Actually, difficult to say how one would characterize it as these axes and their function are unique.

This last picture is looking down the belly of the heft at the heel side of the beard, if I can use a little axe jargon.
(I've got more over there on the web site for anyone interested.)

Don Wagstaff