Edge of the Empire
Rarity: 5 (Restricted)
Special: Burn 2, Sunder, Vicious 1
Though similar in appearance to a vibro-ax, it operates on a very different principle. The ax head is crafted from superconductive durasteel alloy, with thermal coils concealed just beneath the surface, running to the power supply located under the blade. When activated, the ax blade quickly reached temperatures in excess of 500 degrees. Even a glancing blow or near miss can ignite flammable materials, while a direct hit can incinerate flesh. Those wielding the weapon usually don heat-resistant garb.
A therm-ax requires two hands to wield.