If a player wishes for more knockdown, use Martial Arts Aced.
Like the Survival Tomahawk, the attack range of the Fire Axe extends to the very tip of the weapon's hack.
The Fire Axe's high uncharged damage makes it ideal for quickly finishing off wounded enemies if a player is low on total ammo, needs to reload, or wishes to conserve ammunition when using a weaker weapon. If you run a setup that consumes a lot of ammo or are carrying a saw, it should be considered for the inevitability of running dry.
The Fire Axe is the perfect weapon to use with the Sociopath perk deck due to its high damage making it rather easy to kill an enemy, and even more so with skills.
It is now surpassed by the Greatsword and Katana, but seeing how you also get guns and a heist with the DLC this comes from, it still has its uses.