David Leatherhoff's Axe is a secret weapon in Cry of Fear.


Unlocked after finding it in the "Heaven" scenario and killing a Twitcher with it (which will also unlock the Twitcher Hoodie). It's the most powerful melee weapon in the game, capable of killing most common enemies with one blow. However, it's not recommended to use it against Tallers or Flygares.


  • The most powerful melee weapon in the game
  • Fast Swing Speed
  • You can grab it again in the secret room near the red car after losing it in the crashed train


  • Doesn't contain dual wield support
  • Not recommended to fight large groups of enemies, unless you're good at evading attacks

How to get the Axe

  1. Complete the game for the first time.
  2. Rerun the game from the beginning.
  3. Go to the Unlockables room and pick up a secret package.
  4. Go through the game until you reach Harbor College.
  5. Send the package into a mailbox near the bus station outside the Harbor College.
  6. Go through the game until finale.


Axe hit

Hit sound

Axe hitbody

Hit body sound

Axe swing

Swing sound


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