Double-bit Axe / Throwing Axe Different models of double-bit axes have been popular in the US since the last quarter of the 19th century because of its balanced feel and verysatility. Typically, one blade was sharpened to a finely honed, narrow „felling edge“, while the second blade was ground slightly blunter, and used or knots and cutting near the ground where a finely sharpened blade was more likely to be damaged. Today the double-bit axe is used as a Working Axe or as a Throwing Axe for timber sports. The head weighs 3lb and the face of the bits are about 6″. The throwing axe has a 29″ straight hickory handle and the Working Axe has a 35″ straight hickory handle with swell-knob. They come with two grain-leather sheaths.