Axes, machetes, hooks, and wedges use their sharp edges to cut wood, brush, and other growth. Axes drive their wedged blade into wood to fell trees, remove branches, and split logs. Machetes use their long, broad blade to clear undergrowth, slice through stalks and stems, and remove twigs and small branches. Brush hooks and ditch bank blades have hooked blades that grab and slice through dense brush, vines, and undergrowth. Wedges split wood along its grain to create firewood or split large logs into smaller pieces.