This is the latest axe for carpentry work I've got my hands go, called bandhacke. I know these are unknown to North American carpenters but maybe in a way it makes it all the more interesting to see what other carpenters from places beyond use. With this axe I will hew till the line with no margin in front of that point but still keeping to the safe side. This with the intention of saving the edge on the broadaxe for only the minimal finishing/flattening work. If I have made a misstrike with the bandhacke sometimes this will even remain there on the finished surface but that is a rare occurrence.
A fine example with all the classic features and having never been used till I got hold of it out of Austria.