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[The] only lead was a young boy on his bike who saw a big guy in a long coat walking through the woods with, and I quote, "A really big-ass axe."

Drew Wu, in "Bad Luck"

613-Nick gets the Labrys
Owned by: Dead Nigel Edmund (formerly)
Dead Marie Kessler (formerly)
Nick Burkhardt
Kelly Schade-Burkhardt
Others: Monroe
Purpose: Severing the feet of Willaharas and killing opponents in melee combat
Location: Trailer
Nick and Adalind's Loft (formerly)
Exotic Spice & Tea Shop basement (formerly)
Marie's Trailer (formerly)

A Labrys (LAY-briss; from Greek, likely Lydian origin, λάβρυς, lábrys) is a symmetric double-headed, two-handed axe that is typically used by Leporem Venators when severing the foot of a Willahara. It is also used as a melee weapon in hand-to-hand combat.


While the double-headed blades of the Labrys can inflict lethal damage, the blunt end of the handle can also be used to injure and subdue a target. Like most bladed weapons, the sharpness and quality of the axe blades has to be periodically maintained.

414-Peter shines flashlight on Labrys
After centuries of being victimized by Leporem Venators, this weapon has become symbolic of these hunters for the Willahara species, as Peter Bennett immediately recognized what Nigel Edmund was when he shined his flashlight on the Labrys he was carrying.



  • The Labrys with its "endless edge" is the probable etymological root of the term "labyrinth," which is equally without egress.
  • The Labrys was pictured in promo images for Season 2 and Season 3, as well as on the DVD and Blu-ray disc box covers for seasons two, three, and five. Nick is also pictured holding a labrys on the re-released DVD and Blu-ray disc box covers for Grimm: The Complete Collection.
  • Nigel Edmund's labrys reappeared in the series finale, as it was seen stored in the weapons cabinet of Nick and his family's new and improved trailer.

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