Axe or Hatchet ?
The choice of the correct tool
What is the difference?
If the tool can be wielded with one hand and little effort we speak of a hatchet. Conversely, when two hands are required to wield the tool properly then we class this as an axe.
Hatchets are usually lighter and have a shorter length handle than an axe does. Because of this, hatchets have comparatively longer blade lengths. Hatchets are never heavier than 1000 g whereas Axes are usually anywhere between 800 g and 1600 g. This ensures safe two handed wielding of the axe.