Scythian Axe

A Scythian/Raider's Axe, designed from the woodcutter's hatchet.

The raider's axe, also known as the Scythian Axe, is a primarily Rohirric weapon evolved from the hatchet. It can be used with both one hand or two, but primarily one in conjunction with the shield. It can sever a spine with a single slice, and was used by the Rohirrim if the Rohirric Lance was broken or lost. The raider's axe was also used at times by the Orcs of Mordor, as well as by Hobbits in a more peaceful mean. The Rohirrim probably learned how to make these axes from the Dwarves.