The Axe is one of the many tools used for managing your farm in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.
Depending on the level, it can be used for chopping branches and splitting stumps. You can upgrade your tools by giving the appropriate ore and fee to Saibara at the blacksmith's shop.
You can measure your upgrade level in the tools menu. Every 100% is an upgrade and will denote the level you can upgrade to with a miniature ore icon of the appropriate level.
When the player receives the axe, it will start at a tool level of one. The axe can be upgraded up to a level of seven, and becomes more and more useful with every upgrade. Below is a list of upgrades that can be made to the axe throughout the game. Upgrades are made at the Blacksmith's by Saibara.
|Tool Level||Upgrade Cost||Abilities|
|Standard Axe (Level 1)||Hammer that you start with.||Can chop small branches.|
|Copper Axe (Level 2)||Copper Ore + 1,000G||Chop tree stumps with 6 hits.|
|Silver Axe (Level 3)||Silver Ore + 2,000G||Chop tree stumps with 3 hits.|
|Gold Axe (Level 4)||Gold Ore + 3,000G||Chop a tree stump with 2 hits.|
|Mystrile Axe (Level 5)||Mystrile Ore + 5,000G||Chop tree stumps in a single hit.|
|Cursed Axe (Level 6)||Find on Floor 49 of the Lake Mine||Chop all tree stumps on screen.|
|Blessed Axe (Level 6)||Use the cursed axe 255 times.|
|Mythic Axe (Level 7)||Mythic Stone + 50,000G||Chop all tree stumps on screen using 50% less energy than the Mystrile Axe.|