The Max Ax is not only an axe, it comes with a shovel, rake, hoe, pick, broad pick, and mattock. Precision engineered and manufactured to industry and military standards of strength and reliability. The head of the Max Ax is a small, sharp axe head made of tempered steel. Together with the polyglass handle, this is a lightweight, very portable tool (12.5 lbs). It is much lighter than your standard garage axe, but feels solid and substantial enough to get the job done. On the back edge of the head is a small bracket. This is used to connect any of the several accessories included with the Max Ax. All these accessories are stored in a very sturdy cordura nylon bag. The bag has a separate pocket for each accessory, closes with velcro, and has a comfortable handle.