|Synonyms:||"axe"; DE: Beil, "Axt"|
|Status:||broken (handle is gone?!)|
|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. 
Hatchets are also used in some green woodworking techniques.