A battle axe (also battle-axe, battle ax, or battle-ax) is an axe specifically designed for combat. Battle axes were specialized versions of utility axes. Many were suitable for use in one hand, while others were larger and were deployed two-handed.
More specifically, bronze battle-axe heads are attested in the archaeological record from ancient China and the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Some of them were suited for practical use as infantry weapons while others were clearly intended to be brandished as symbols of status and authority, judging by the quality of their decoration.
A battle is an armed fight. And an axe is a tool for cutting trees. Word expert Christine Ammer says the two words were joined in the early nineteen hundreds. During those days, people began to call a fierce-acting woman a battle-axe. Soon the saying became popular.
But some people say calling a woman a battle-axe may not be an insult. Almost two thousand years ago, the Goths used battle-axes. The axes were very strong and sharp. They could cut through the heavy metal armor that Romans wore to protect themselves. The battle-axe permitted the Goths to win battles against the Romans. The Romans, at the time, were feared fighters.
A battle-axe is a kind of melee weapon, a more powerful two-handed version of the regular axe. When unidentified, it appears as a double-headed axe. Having a double head, the battle-axe is twice as heavy as the regular (single-headed) axe. Cleaver is the only artifact battle-axe.
In addition to being found randomly generated on new dungeon levels, in shops, and as a death drop, the battle-axe is one of a number of two-handed weapons that strong monsters can be generated wielding.
While they may be powerful early-game choices, battle-axes are two-handed. This means that if a battle-axe become cursed while you wield it, you will lose the ability to do a number of actions. In NetHack 3.6.0 and later, players wielding two-handed weapons can use the #tip command to get items out of containers and onto the floor, so the curse is slightly more manageable than in earlier versions. 781b155fdc