An Ax to Grind. A Practical Ax Manual.
by Bernie Weisgerber
I recently posted a fantastic video on axes. The host of this video is Bernie Weisgerber, a US Forest Service historic preservationist. As it turns out, the video was meant to be a companion to his short book, An Ax To Grind, which was produced/printed by the US Department of Agriculture. As such, it is meant to be distributed freely for the furtherance of knowledge. It is a great primer on axes, and it should be viewed as such. It is not the end all, be all of ax books, but it is pretty good, especially if you are new to axes and their history. I found a PDF version of it that reads well in any E-Book reader. Download it (above) if you are interested.