This designation indicates a number of different axe shapes, which are mainly used by carpenters. However, these axes are also used by other craftsmen, eg the mason to make scaffolding.
It is usually an axe of about 0.6-1.2 kg, with an eye, two bevels and a hammer; the track of the latter is sometimes split in order to pull out nails. The stem is approx. 30 cm long.
This axe is used for all kinds of purposes during construction: to cut a notch, make it shorter, hammer a nail, etc.
The tool can be distinguished from the broad axe.
See also the woodman's axe. [MOT]
Carpenter's axe MOT V 2001.0510