Fancy Battleaxes is a minecraft mod adds battle axes with really nice 32x textures.
The Battleaxes can be used as normal axes, but are a bit slower. Therefore they have a higher attack damage. In pre 1.9. Battleaxes deal 0.5 damage more than swords and in since 1.9. they deal about 2 damage more than the axes, but have an even lower attack speed.
Currently this mod features "vanilla" Battlaxes made of stone, iron, gold and diamond, but also some "non-vanilla" Battleaxes made of amethyst, ruby, sapphire, nickel, silver and titanium, which are fully configurable. But be aware that this mod does not add any of those materials, but uses OreDictionary. If you have another mod installed, that adds one of those materials, but it can't be used to craft the battleaxe, consider using minetweaker.
Additionally, the stone battleaxe is fully compatible to Unified Stone Tools, with which you can craft the battleaxe from different stone types.
Note for Modpack Creators:
You are completely free to use this mod in your modpack.
Fancy Battleaxes is currently available for minecraft version 1.7.10, 1.8.9, 1.9.4, 1.10, 1.11