They are all low-tier items in their respective groups.
As far as axes go, bronze headed war axe or titanic spiked axe of ebon steel are your best bets. The tradeoff is better damage on the bronze axe for slightly more OB/weight on the titanic axe.
For top weapon tiers, it really depends on what you are looking for in a weapon. For abs weapons, I'd say there are actually pretty good reasons to go for different classes. Long blades for high OB/decent damage, axes for damage, clubs for bash, etc. For combo, I think long blades are generally the go-to, either 1h or 2h depending on practices available, but they are not nearly the end-all-be-all they were before, so other classes aren't made obsolete.