- "It can break apart branches.
After its level goes up, it
can also split stumps."
- ―The Song Hour
The Ax is a type of tool in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature.
Depending on the level, it can be used for chopping branches and splitting stumps. It can be upgraded by giving the appropriate ore, along with a fee, to Saibara at the Blacksmith Shop. Every 100% allows a specific upgrade (indicated by a miniature ore icon). Tool upgrade levels are displayed in the tools menu.
By default, the Ax is able to cut branches. Cutting one branch will yield one piece of lumber.
- Upgrade cost: Copper ore (x1) + 1,000G
The Copper Ax is able to split a stump with 6 fully-charged strikes. Splitting a stump will yield 6 pieces of lumber.
- Upgrade cost: Silver ore (x1) + 2,000G
The Silver Ax is able to split a stump with 3 fully-charged strikes.
- Upgrade cost: Gold ore (x1) + 3,000G
The Gold Ax is able to split a stump with 2 fully-charged strikes.
- Upgrade cost: Mystrile ore (x1) + 5,000G
The Mystrile Ax is able to split a stump with 1 fully-charged strike.