At least with an axe you can just swing it harder. Now getting a razor sharp enough to shave with, good enough just isn’t good enough.Check You Tube. You will find four of five thousand ways to sharpen an axe.
Personally I have never been very good at it, and I have tried several methods. Good thing I don't have to rely on it.
yes , hand hewing axe , i have a left hand and a right hand....Is that an optical illusion or does that hewing axe have an offset handle? I have an ancient hewing axe handed down through the family. I thought it was a weird hatchet, LOL and used it as such for years before I learned what it really was.
I've been collecting edged weapons for about 60 years. That ax is as beautiful as I have ever seen!