@Kailash Blades - thanks, I didn't know about the forum.
@ScottsBad - to each its own, I'm just more or a traditionalist and to me bent knife does not necessarily equal a kukri :), I know I'm subjective; however - we've all said before "this will be the last one"...how many times did we keep...
I have yet another theory, just another reason and not necessarily the main one.
Sharpening (properly) a high-heeled axe was also more time-demanding for the occasional user. More metal to fill away, bothering when all you want is to "get things done", not necessarily in the most efficient...
Love the music and the axe is cool as well for what it is. You remind me of the "Scumbag Steve" meme with that hat :D but as an (early) 80s kid loved the whole vibe of the video.
You'd also make a better ninja than me, glad to see you didn't lose anything valuable while making the video :D.
We always like to make things more complicated around here (by offering many suggestions). Out of the kindness of our heart, really :p - check out this beauty:
A rafting axe, a fireman's axe (especially vintage-made if you like to refurbish and really "make it yours") should serve you well.
I only recalled today that I had asked a question in this thread; and voila, here was the answer :)!
Thank you, I appreciate all the details (especially since posting it involves more effort on your part than for us living in more "domesticated" parts of the world). You've done a fine work...