Look, an axe... I feel better with an axe.
— Matt

The Axe is the seventeenth clue in the Mystery Man Clueline. It will be found by Matt at the cable car station, in Chapter 5 of Until Dawn.


An axe stuck in the door of the cable car station.


Choice 1

The player then has a choice to either break down the door or ask Emily to go through the window nearby and open the door from the inside.

  • If Emily agrees to go through the window, the player won't use the axe.
  • If Emily disagrees or you don't ask her at all, Matt will use it to break down the door.

Choice 2

The player later has a choice to kill an elk with the axe.

  • If the player chooses to kill the elk, all the other elk will push Matt off of the cliff.
    • If the player fails to act fast enough, Matt will fall to his death.
    • If the player is fast enough, Matt will grip onto a ledge and climb his way back up the cliff.


Matt will find the axe stuck in the door of the cable car station in Chapter 5 when he is walking with Emily to try and get help.


  • Josh put the axe here as part of his plan to freak his friends out.
  • It is one of the few clues needed to proceed with the story.
  • Matt will lose the axe either when going up the fire tower, or when being backed off a cliff by the herd of elk.

Mystery Man Clueline

Wanted Poster · Newspaper Fragment · Answerphone Message · Axe Holder · Cigar Stub (Mike) · Mystical Symbol · Native American Book · Postcard · Cigar Stub (Matt) · Pig Head Note · Threatening Letter · Light from Below · Native American Letter · Cigar Box · Clippings Wall · Business Card · Pig's Head · Hidden Camera · Axe · Faked Newspapers · Lightbulb Catalogue · Batteries and Timers · Dead Pig · Photos of Friends · Hooks and Chains · Video Camera · Dummy in Sam's Clothes · Death Machine Plans · Josh's Cellphone · Remembrance Board · Voice Recording · Psychiatric Report

Twins Clueline

Film Trophy · Beach Photo · Prom Night Photo · Family Portrait · Tattoo Card · Compatibility Test · Tennis Photo · Portrait Photo · Hannah's Glasses Case · Beth's Phone · Hannah's Poster · Beth's Poster · Hannah's Glasses · Hannah's Locket · Marks on Rock · Beth's Cross · Tattoo Photo · Beth's Head · Beth's Watch · Scrawled Journal

1952 Clueline

Mine Danger Map · Old Mask · Administration Notes · Broken Camera · Medical Notes · Clocking-In Cards · Mine Rescue Photo · Old Newspaper · Restraining Chair · Telegram About Miners · Name Tag · Strange Skull · Death Certificate · Clocking-In Machine · Miner Photo · Miner's Family Photo · Romantic Postcard · Journal: Introduction · Journal: Cannibalism · Journal: History · Journal: Combat · Journal: Bite · Makeshift Graveyard · Doctor's Report · Old Film Reel · Suicide Note · Case Study Dossier

Weapons and Items


Scissors · Pistol · Revolver · Shotgun · Flare Gun · Flares · Shovel · Axe · Lighter · Hunting Rifle · Machete · Sawed-Off Shotgun · Baseball Bat · Pipe · Flamethrower


Cellphone · Dollhouse · Flashlight · Hannah's Diary · Lantern · Lighter · Ouija Board · Torch