Wednesday, 5 October 2011


hatchet (from the French hachette, a diminutive form of the French hache, 'axe') is a single-handed striking tool with a sharp blade used to cut and split wood. Hatchets may also be used for hewing when making flattened surfaces on logs; when the hatchet head is optimized for this purpose it is called a broadaxe.

Hatchets are taxonomically differentiated from hand axes by the addition of a hammer head and/or a head 1–3 pounds (500 to 1,500 grams) in weight. However, to most of the world a hatchet and an axe tend to mean the same thing.
Hatchets have a variety of uses, such as tasks normally done by a pocket knife when one is not present. The hatchet can also be used to create a fire through sparks and friction. Hatchet throwing is increasing in popularity. There is an increasing number of people learning to throw a hatchet.

Photograph Details: Nikon D40, focal length 18mm, exp: 30sec, ISO-200, f/3.5

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