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Axtinguisher, Sharpened Volcano Fragment (strangely enough, yes, it is), Backscratcher, Powerjack, and Homewrecker are all situationally viable melees.
Homewrecker is one of my favorite pyro melees. I'm not a fan of the Axtinguisher because it seems redundant next to the Flare gun. It is great to have when you're helping an Engineer and it is especially effective against box toting gunslinger engies.
I got a good idea: give it health on kill like the Powerjack. So, you successfully amush one group of people and kill at least one person before they react, everything is in favor of the rest of the ambush (by now you're holding W and M1) killing more people!