To Jack, like I said in my introduction, "among some of the work...: to include also a chair like you describe though I call mine Welsh Stick. My first chair and one waiting for me to get back around to but where I do employ axes along with what you say.
To John, like I said it in my introduction, "originated in USA." out in the deserts there near you to be more specific, which I do miss.
Most axes I have are classic European with many of the Scandinavian models but hardly any for chopping down trees though I do split wood for heating.