As you go through the tutorial and complete sections of it, the citizens of Burthorpe and Taverley will provide add-ons for your axe which provide bonus XP and some other bonuses for certain skilling tasks.
The axe must be equipped (or in your inventory for some tasks like fletching arrows) for these bonuses to take effect.
No dwarf would be without his trusty dwarven army axe. Self-sufficiency is the highest virtue to a dwarf and with this axe, you'll be totally sufficient!
The most versatile tool ever created, this is a pickaxe, a hatchet and a deadly weapon all rolled into one!
The multifunctional handle includes a chisel for lapidary emergencies and a needle for ad-hoc button fixing. Most importantly, because no dwarf can stand to go hungry, it even includes a special integrated tinderbox for lighting a campfire. To top this all off, you'll also find a handy knife serving as the perfect blade for whittling arrow shafts while you wait for your beast meat to roast.