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The Trusty Axe is a LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu weapon seen in some of the 2012 Spinner sets. It is a dark gray hatchet almost exactly the length of a spear, similar in form to its variant, the Dark Axe, as well as the Golden Axe. It is described as a simple, inexpensive weapon that is perfect for warriors just beginning training. Although implied to be a Ninja weapon, it also appears in the hands of numerous Serpentine as well—notably, Lasha is known to wield a silver variant of the Trusty Axe.
If you're just starting out, and you have limited Ninja experience or budget, the Trusty Axe is the way to go. High quality, low maintenance and cost - you can't go wrong. You'll keep this baby forever.