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Hand Axe is a common technology in Age of Mythology. It increases the worker units' wood gather rate and carry capacity. Bow Saw is the further upgrade of this technology.


  • +10% Wood gather rate for non-Egyptian workers.
  • +11% Wood gather rate for Egyptian workers.
  • +50% Wood carry capacity for non-Atlantean workers.


The invention of first stone and then metal axes was an important technology breakthrough because it speeded the felling of trees and the gathering of wood, a critical building and fuel resource. The metal axe was much superior to stone, which was more fragile. The metal axe could be resharpened, while the stone one had to be continually replaced.
Common wood technologies
Hand Axe | Bow Saw | Carpenters