How to Get an Axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need an ax to cut down trees. There are as many as four types of axes: fragile ax (weak), stone ax (stone), ax (normal), and golden (very strong).

How to Get an Axe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A fragile ax is crafted from branches. Then you can “upgrade” it to the stone version or the normal Ax (regular) version, and finally to the Gold (gold) version. You will have to do all this in the workshop (DIY Workbench).

The capabilities of axes vary considerably. If you want to get wood from a tree, use Flimsy or Stone axes, and if you want to chop down a tree completely, use a more durable one.

A fragile ax will break after 30 hits, while a stone ax and a regular ax will last longer.

Below is information about the materials needed to craft axes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Crafting Axes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To create a fragile ax, you will need the following:

  • x5 Branch
  • x2 Stone

A flimsy ax is good for chopping wood and nothing else. It will break very quickly, and you may want to upgrade right away.

Stone Ax

In order to get a more reliable ax and be able to chop down trees, you will need to purchase the Decent Tools recipe at the Nook Terminal at the Service Bureau for 3,000 Nook Miles.

Once you learn the recipe, you will be able to create a stone axe, for this, you will need the following:

  • x3 Wood
  • x1 Flimsy Ax


Along with the stone ax in the Good Tools recipe, you will receive a recipe for crafting an axe.

To create it you will need the following:

  • x1 Flimsy Ax
  • x1 Iron Nugget
  • x3 Wood

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