The Copper Axe is the first Axe the player will obtain, and is weaker than the Iron or Lead Axe. It has an alternate ore version, the Tin Axe, which is slightly stronger. Newly created characters will spawn with this item in their third inventory slot. Like all axes, it is used to cut down trees, cacti and giant glowing mushrooms. Alternately, it can be purchased from the Merchant for 4 .
For list of modifiers, see reforging. Due to the Copper Axe's low base damage, it is unable to receive damage-affecting modifiers that would change it by 15% or less.