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==Description==
 
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[[File:Weequay Elite TCG by Koroglu.jpg|left|thumb|200px|One of Jabba's guards wielding a BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax]]
 
A vibro-ax was a standard ax handle-fitted with a vibration generator and [[Power pack|power cell]], causing the ax head to vibrate rapidly, thus creating a [[vibroweapon]]. Vibroweapons had more cutting power with less effort from the wielder.<ref name="SECR" /> Some handles were designed to dampen the vibration effect for the user, though cruder versions, such as [[Arg'garok/Legends|Arg'garoks]] wielded by the [[Gamorrean/Legends|Gamorreans]], used wooden handles. These weapons were often left deactivated, simply to allow the user to show off their physical strength and to intimidate rivals, since these weapons were capable of easily decapitating most humanoid species with a single blow.
 
A vibro-ax was a standard ax handle-fitted with a vibration generator and [[Power pack|power cell]], causing the ax head to vibrate rapidly, thus creating a [[vibroweapon]]. Vibroweapons had more cutting power with less effort from the wielder.<ref name="SECR" /> Some handles were designed to dampen the vibration effect for the user, though cruder versions, such as [[Arg'garok/Legends|Arg'garoks]] wielded by the [[Gamorrean/Legends|Gamorreans]], used wooden handles. These weapons were often left deactivated, simply to allow the user to show off their physical strength and to intimidate rivals, since these weapons were capable of easily decapitating most humanoid species with a single blow.
   
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==History==
 
==History==
[[File:BD1 cutter.jpg|left|thumb|180px|One of Jabba's guards wielding a BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax]]
 
 
The vibro-axes were common in the underworld of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]], and especially among Gamorrean warriors and guards, [[Togorian/Legends|Togorian]] [[Pirate/Legends|pirates]], and other sorts of criminals.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy" /> [[Force Adept]]s that lacked a lightsaber had been known to take up the vibro-ax and use their [[The Force/Legends|Force]] powers to enhance their combat abilities.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy">''[[Threats of the Galaxy]]''</ref>
 
The vibro-axes were common in the underworld of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]], and especially among Gamorrean warriors and guards, [[Togorian/Legends|Togorian]] [[Pirate/Legends|pirates]], and other sorts of criminals.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy" /> [[Force Adept]]s that lacked a lightsaber had been known to take up the vibro-ax and use their [[The Force/Legends|Force]] powers to enhance their combat abilities.<ref name="Threats of the Galaxy">''[[Threats of the Galaxy]]''</ref>
   

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A vibro-ax was a more powerful version of the standard axe.

Description

Weequay Elite TCG by Koroglu

One of Jabba's guards wielding a BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax

A vibro-ax was a standard ax handle-fitted with a vibration generator and power cell, causing the ax head to vibrate rapidly, thus creating a vibroweapon. Vibroweapons had more cutting power with less effort from the wielder.[2] Some handles were designed to dampen the vibration effect for the user, though cruder versions, such as Arg'garoks wielded by the Gamorreans, used wooden handles. These weapons were often left deactivated, simply to allow the user to show off their physical strength and to intimidate rivals, since these weapons were capable of easily decapitating most humanoid species with a single blow.

A vibro-ax required two energy cells to operate.[2] They were considered restricted weapons on most civilized worlds.[2]

Variants of the vibro-ax included the Acidic Paragon vibro axe, which actually exuded acid, the sophisticated BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax, and the Clan Groogrun vibro-ax, which was another Gamorrean vibro-ax.

History

The vibro-axes were common in the underworld of the galaxy, and especially among Gamorrean warriors and guards, Togorian pirates, and other sorts of criminals.[5] Force Adepts that lacked a lightsaber had been known to take up the vibro-ax and use their Force powers to enhance their combat abilities.[5]

Vibro-axes were the weapon of choice for Palpatine's Imperial Sentinels.[3]

Jabba the Hutt's dim-witted Gammorean guards used vibro-axes,[4] while his Weequay guards used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax model. During his infiltration into Jabba's Palace, Lando Calrissian used the BD-1 Cutter vibro-ax as his primary weapon.

Han Solo once provided a non-energy variant of the vibro-ax to a spacer, for use as a Jedi training polearm.[6]

Appearances

Non-canon appearances

Sources

Lowhrick EotE DG by Adam Schumpert

Lowhhrick using a vibro-ax in combat

Notes and references

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