when holding an axe my character starts straffing

my character movement is perfect till i spawn an axe in it hand then it starts straffing as soon as the axe is removed from socket it move ok again?

disable collision of the axe!
the physics engine is trying to depenetrate two colliding objects, but as they’re linked they never move apart. disabling collision of the axe disables the depenetration attempt thus avoiding pushing the character around.