Not to be confused with Dual Axes

Axe #8
Used mainly for chopping tree roots and splitting kindling. Can bash and split many other substances, too.
Buy Price
Sell Price
Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Damage Range
34 - 39
Accuracy Range
52 - 57

Axe is a Melee Clubbing weapon that can be purchased in Mexico. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Axe was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.

The Axe counts as a Scary weapon during the yearly Trick or Treat Halloween event. It has a stealth rating of 5.9.


The Axe can be obtained as a purchase from Mexico. It can also be found through city finds, and purchased from the Mission reward shop for four to five mission reward credits. (or as low as three credits on special offers.)

100 Axes will be restocked in Mexico after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Axes can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Melee weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Axe with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Melee Cache. The Axe is the only Scary weapon that can have a weapon effect.


The Axe is commonly used during Halloween's Trick or Treat event due to its affordability compared to other Scary weapons. Axes with various Weapon Bonuses are commonly used during the event. Some players equip an Axe or another clubbing weapon with the Home Run bonus in their melee slot to ward off Temporary weapons such as the Flash Grenade.


Players can gain weapon experience on Axes once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Axes, along with all melee weapons, receive a 10% damage bonus from the "Drunken Master" 3* special at Pubs and Restaurants, and a 2% damage bonus from the completion of the "HIS2170 Medieval History" course.

The Axe is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

Axe Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
441555606.png Axe Wound Achieve 100 finishing hits with clubbing weapons

Historical Notes

Before the introduction of Travel, the Axe was available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop.

Image History

Axe Image History
Years Used Image
??? to July 2012 K06INk2.png
July 2012 to present [1] DNLDM42.jpg

There could potentially be one earlier image for the Axe, but it would currently be considered lost to time. [2]

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)
  2. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (05/08/22)