What is your favorite axe??? I have a few, nothing great. My favorite right now is a wood handled red headed axe from Sears.
Usage matters of course and a hunter will choose something completely different than a logger. My use is mainly trees. Not so much felling them but cleaning up the mess when wind & lightening do their thing. Typical sizes range from 3" - 15" (but might be up to 36" ). We have several trees well over 200' tall. Mostly yellow poplar that tend to break off 1/2 way up rather than having their root ball torn from the ground.
My current axe is fine but I'm sure a better one would make shorter work of things. I do own a small chainsaw but there is something more satisfying about the thwack of an axe .