Term: Broad-ax (logging)
A large sized ax used for squaring timbers and railroad ties. The Scandinavian and French used it to a great extent in fitting logs together when putting up substantial log buildings or in smoothing the interior walls. It had one straight edge and the handle was offset to one side. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to logging at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956).]