In the LotR movies, Gimli leaves Rivendell with the Fellowship directly following the Council of Elrond. Yet he seems to have an absurd number of axes with him. One is destroyed when he tries to chop the Ring in half at the council - I assume this was his main axe; yet although he has no time to go home and get a replacement, he has at least 3 more LARGE axes on him during the quest. One - at least 4 feet long - is destroyed when he throws it at Gandalf (because he thinks Gandalf is Saruman). He also throws at least one more in battle (I believe at Helms Deep), and presumably never gets it back (we certainly never see it again). And throughout the trilogy he wields a massve double headed axe in battle. He has no bags, certainly none large enough to hold axes, so where do the axes keep coming from?
Do the books address where all these axes are coming from, how he carries them all, and why we never see him with more than 2 at a time (in the scene where he throws one at Gandalf, we see the 4-foot throwing axe in his hand and the double headed axe on his back, but I don't remember seeing more than one axe at a time in any other scenes)? Does he have fewer axes in the books? Or does it simply never come up in the books?