Hatchet

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Hatchet

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Synonyms: "axe"; DE: Beil, "Axt"
Status: broken (handle is gone?!)
Material: wood
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: read this page

A hatchet is a small axe that can be used for light splitting, but typically won't get you through a proper log.

Do NOT hit the hatchet's head with a hammer use its backside as a hammer! This can bend the hole so the head slides off the handle. [1]

Sharpening is easiest with a belt sander or a handheld sharpening stone (e.g. when you're camping).

Hatchets are also used in some green woodworking techniques.