Axe technology has largely remained the same. You attach a wood handle to a blade, which has been honed from a hefty piece of steel. Pick one up and you’ll immediately notice its beleaguering weight. That’s a good thing, provided the weight is in the blade and not the handle, otherwise the chopping action won’t be so swift.
The Zai CORE Axe, designed by Kacper Hamilton, calls for a handle that sports a carbon fiber inlay. The result should be a lighter, yet stronger axe handle that ultimately yields more swinging power since the weight resides largely in the blade. Furthermore, the carbon fiber should in theory dampen the vibrations, making it easier to wrap your hands around the handle longer. Additionally, the blades are modular and can be switched out depending on the job at hand; a smaller blade for hatchet like jobs, a larger blade for cutting down full sized trees, and a variety of other pickaxe like attachments.
The Zai CORE Axe is currently a concept only.