Term: Pole-ax (logging)
Used for chipping and driving wedges and for releasing a crosscut-saw from binding when trees were being felled. Used in felling trees in early logging. A single-bit-ax. Same as single-butted-ax. 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)]