The axe, in other words, is enjoying its day in the sun. That humblest of weapons, a mainstay of the fantasy and horror genres, has been embraced by all sorts of people, neither fantastical nor horrific. And to celebrate its popularity in the current zeitgeist, why not take a look back at how the iconic weapon has been handled on the silver screen.
These are, arguably, the five most famous uses of an axe in movie history. Revisit this glimmering blade on the silver screen, then, for a little real-world fun, try