Thanks guys. And yes, it can chop stuff. It has a hardened high carbon steel blade and has been sharpened. Hickory handle and all, it's a legitimate weapon. It's a bit heavy compared to an actual war/battle axe but it's close.
You should probably create a video about how to make such an awesome ax!
I also got carried away with making costumes for events in my college, it's simple my assignment ( because I'm studying for a designer), but weapons... it's too cool, I'd like to figure out how you made it