How to get an axe in Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is an open-ended video game series where players have no defined objectives to achieve. You take the role of a human character who lives in a rural village setting that has lots of anthropomorphic animals. To carry out certain tasks, you need tools. One of them is an axe. So, how do you get an axe in Animal Crossing?

Before we get into the actual process of getting an axe in the game, you need to know the types of axes available in the game.

Types of axes in Animal Crossing

There are four types of axes in animal crossing. They are:

  • Flimsy axe
  • Golden axe
  • Stone axe
  • Axe

How to get an axe in Animal Crossing

There are different methods to get different types of axes in Animal Crossing.

1. Filmsy axe

Filmsy axe

To get a flimsy axe, you must first get the Flimsy net and Flimsy fishing rod from Tom Nook. When Tom Nook urges you to show him any bugs or fish you find, provide him with at least two examples. He will then reward you with the recipe for the Flimsy Axe.

Here is what you need to craft the flimsy axe.

  • 5 tree branches
  • 1 stone

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2. Golden axe

Golden axe

Golden tools aren’t nearly as breakable as flimsy tools as they can last up to 200 uses. To get a Golden axe, you will first need to unlock its recipe. You can do that by breaking a total of 100 axe tools. It is easier to deal with flimsy axes since they are easy to craft.

After you have unlocked the Golden Axe recipe, you can now craft a Golden axe. The following are the materials you will need.

  • 1 Gold Nugget
  • 1 Axe

3. Stone axe

Stone axe animal crossing

To get it, you will have to unlock the Stone axe recipe by purchasing the Pretty-Good Tools Recipe at Nook Stop. You will then need the following materials to craft the Stone axe.

  • 1 flimsy axe
  • 3 wood

4. Axe

Like Stone axe, you unlock the Axe by purchasing the Pretty-Good Tools Recipe. You can then use the following materials to craft the Axe.

  • 1 flimsy axe
  • 3 wood
  • 1 iron nugget

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How to use an axe in Animal Crossing

As mentioned above, axes are tools in the Animal Crossing series. Primarily, they are used for cutting down trees in the player’s town. Striking a tree with an axe causes any object (like fruits, beehives) on the tree to fall. The tree then falls after the third strike.

After cutting down a tree, a stump remains. So, if you want to remove the tree completely, you will have to dig it out using a shovel.

An axe can be used in place of a shovel for hitting rocks to find insects, bells, and ore easily. Furthermore, axes are also essential for crafting since they are needed to chop wood.

However, axes do degrade. During the initial stages, cracks appear and become larger with time until the axe finally breaks. Axes used after Dōbutsu no Mori can only be used a limited number of times before shattering.


That is all we had about getting an axe in Animal Crossing. Hopefully, you will be able to get whatever axe you want. You can ask a question on the same in the comments section.