The Tommy Knife Axe has many cultures taken into consideration in the design. Being close to the Philippine and Japanese cultures, the Tommy Axe is the modern evolution of the battle Axe. Besides axes designed for combat, there were many battle-axes that doubled as tools.
Prehistory and Ancient Mediterranean, the battle-axe was a weapon made some believe by a blacksmith out iron, steel, sometimes bronze, the handle was typically wood. The first stone axes were produced in 6,000 B.C.E. Roman infantry soldiers, Ancient China, New Kingdom (Egyptian Empire) pushed into service as weapons.
The Middle Ages the Battle Axe was common in the migration period and Viking Age, combatants carried Axes in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.
The 19th-century battle-axe as well as the tool favored by the Moro tribes of Mindanao, Philippine’s. It is said that the Moro warriors charged in on American survivors during the first wave of attack of the Philippine–American War. Still used by certain ethnic groups in the southern Philippines.
The Japanese used the Ono (Japanese word for Axe or Masakari) as a tool and weapon. The ono had a very large head and the sheath would cover only the cutting edge. The samurai are also documented using the Ono (Axe) in woodblock prints and in the city of iki at the Hardware Museum.