The Axe Merchant is a Trader that can be located within the Trader Camp, they explicitly provide variants of axe-like weapons.

The Axe Trader will always have a different randomised head from the Rare Characters in the game. It is described by the game to be a mask. If interacted with with under 3 food he will give the group a Hockey Stick (which is 'axe shaped') for free.

Encounter Text

Upon Encounter

The Group meets a strange and menacing figure. He or she is wearing a mask and a trenchcoat.

I sell axes... Just axes...