Edge geometry is fun. I have a pair of period axes from the Carpathian Mountains region, circa 1700's. These are NOT for chopping wood and would never be mistaken for that intent, LOL. They would be about as useful for clearing branches as a sword, meaning functional but not ideal. They are meant to cut flesh, be it wolf or human. The butts screw off to reveal sharp as shit spikes which are useful for climbing an icy slope as well as puncturing light armor. Their weight is also a dead giveaway. Folks who've spent decades working with various weapons are impressed with how light they are. They are speed weapons intended for unarmored or lightly armored opponents... most likely peasantry who got out of line, heh heh.