Was a battle-axe different from a regular wood-chopping axe during The Middle Ages?

Indeed, a battle-axe was different from a regular wood-chopping axe in medieval times.

The battle-axe had a shorter handle.

When chopping wood, a long handle is necessary for a wide swing.

In battle, and in dealing with flesh, a short blow yields more accuracy and damage.

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