I saw and voted to the strawpoll on facebook about porting or not the battleaxes because vanilla axes now work the same way.
If you ask, I voted for porting battleaxes but giving theme different stats and/or effects to differentiate them from normal axes.
However, it's not my real opinion. What I think better is just nerf vanilla axes. What if we let battleaxes for fighting and nerf vanilla axes and make them just a cheaper version of the battleaxes and which exist only to cut wood? (to explain less complicately, vanilla axes stay as good (or bad) as they were in elder versions) It'd be more simple.
No? Because teammod doesn't seem to consider it.