Double Axe Handle (スレッジハンマー Surejjihanmā, lit. "Sledgehammer") is a Rush Attack used by many fighters.
The user cups their hands together and reels back, then slams their fists on the opponent. The Double Axe Handle is typically used after knocking the opponent into the air to smash them into the ground, inflicting further damage.
Goku used this attack against Jackie Chun.
King Piccolo uses the technique during his two confrontations with Goku, hitting Goku both times.
Vegeta uses the attack during his first battle against Goku at Gizard Wasteland.
Great Ape Gohan tries to use a Double Axe Handle to hit Vegeta, but he misses and smashes a rock instead.
Vegeta uses it as part of his Amazing Impact rush attack against Ginyu in Goku's body.
Goku used this technique against Frieza.
Gohan tries the attack against Frieza, but instead, it is Frieza who manages to hit Gohan.
Goku used this attack against Android 19.
Android 19 uses the attack as part of his Cybernetic Pain against Goku.
Vegeta uses it as part of the Amazing Impact against Android 19.
Piccolo uses the attack against Android 17 during their battle on the Tropical Islands.
Android 18 used this against Mighty Mask (Goten and Trunks disguised) during the World Martial Arts Tournament.
Goku used the attack against Majin Vegeta.
Super Buu (w/ Gotenks absorbed) uses the technique during his battle against Ultimate Gohan.
During Goku and Vegeta’s fight with Super Buu (Gohan Absorbed), the latter uses this attack against Vegeta.
Shortly later, Super Vegito uses the attack against Super Buu.
In Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Salza uses the technique against Gohan when he and his comrades perform the Terrible Flash attack on the boy after the latter returned from Korin Tower with Senzu Beans for his father. Cooler uses this in his transformed state during his battle on Earth against Goku.
In Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, Android 14 Double Axe Handles Future Trunks to the ground during their battle on the Glacier, and Super Android 13 later smashes Piccolo in the stomach using the same attack.
In Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Future Android 17 attempts the attack on Future Gohan. He later tried to use this move against Future Gohan but missed, later, as part of their Non-Stop Violence, Future Android 18 Axe Handles Future Gohan to the ground.
Video Game Appearances
The technique is used by several characters at the end of rush attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, Dragon Ball: Tap Battle, and as their charged down strike in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2. Also in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, it used by Great Apes as part of their grapple throw attack, as well as by Goku, Vegeta, Android 19, and Bojack as part of their Meteor Impact, Amazing Impact, Yahoo!, and Chaotic Tyrant techniques respectively. Krillin also uses the attack as part of the Warriors of Earth team attack in Supersonic Warriors 2.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II, Vegeta uses it as his special melee attack, under the name Two Handed Smash.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it appears as a chargeable rush attack Super Skill under the name Sledgehammer. It is common Super Skill known to many fighters.
In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, certain characters utilize their own version of the technique which feature different follow-up attacks after the opponent is launched downward by the Double Axe Handle portion of the attack. Vegeta's version is called Meteor Hammer and appears as one of his default Super Attacks, while Gohan's is called Meteor Sledge.
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- Dragon Ball Z episode 17, "Pendulum Room Peril"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 35, "Mercy"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 51, "Vegeta Has a Ball"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 68, "Ginyu Assault"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 131, "More Androids?!"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 177, "Goku vs. Cell"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 223, "Next Up, Goku"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 232, "Buu is Hatched"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 236, "The Warrior's Decision"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 261, "Gotenks is Awesome!"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 266, "The Old Kai's Weapon"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 274, "Mind Trap"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 280, "Vegeta's Respect"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 281, "Minute of Desperation"
- Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, 2008
- Dragon Ball Z episode 291, "Goku's Next Journey"
- Dragon Ball GT episode 59, "Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta"