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hatchet versus hand ax[edit]

Would someone who knows please say which, the hand ax or the hatchet, has a hammer head and how exactly the weight of the head differentiates the two?

Having been steeped in anthropology, to me a hand ax is a Stone Age tool. ;-)167.115.255.20 15:27, 12 February 2007 (UTC)Geof Garvey, LINK Book Development

Some hatchets have a flat side and a sharp side other have two sharp sides.68.220.48.83 22:49, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

As Woodsmen; Carpenters;Millwrights; Loggers and such, the term Axe is a tool with a cutting head of a single or double cutting edge weighing about 1.5 pounds, and a wooden handle of 30 t0 36 inches long which is generally held by the handle with two hands from over the head striking into wood with great force, either perpendicular or parallel, to the grain of the wood; A hatchet is identical in shape as a single cutting edge head, weighing about 1/2 pound with a short handle of 12" to 18" and used with single handed,short strokes to cut branches, sapplings, kindling, or just small pieces of wood, as desired by the user; a hatchet with a Hammer head on the opposite side of the cutting edge, is for mainly for striking a wedge for easier splitting of wood, or to pound nails or spikes in place of a hammer, this avoids the carrying of two tools resulting in more weight and tools than necessary. This is written by an old man of 84 Yrs, Very learned; BA (Education); BME; BEE; MEE; BCS, MCS, DCS; Eagle Scout, raised in the woods of Maine, NH & Vt. WWII Pilot; Korean War Pilot; Viet Nam B-52 Navigator; and has survived in terrain of all three Theaters. Now As the Anthropogist thinks it is a Stone-Age tool, he needs to get off of his stale BUTT and find out what real life is about. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.71.239.59 (talk) 07:02, 24 February 2008 (UTC) Prof. H.S.W. (Ret.)

The discussion is about a "hand axe," which is a very different tool from an "axe". Maybe you need to sit your butt down and read a bit. 76.10.128.105 (talk) 15:01, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

you got your weights wrong. your average axe is at least 3 pounds. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.35.205.164 (talk) 23:01, 29 December 2008 (UTC) a hatfvgy oih sfo ihj igfjh igjibhmsro gjgjgjfubh dfu8viubjuugfrivuuioxfbhio j ifg jxuihjuhjfioghijfiohkfjj shut up

Someone has written that you can start fires with a hatchet through sparks or friction, how on earth can you cause enough friction with a hatchet to start a fire? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.3.238.191 (talk) 14:48, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Use the back rather than the front.Halofanatic333 (talk) 01:33, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Rooted in America[edit]

Isn't this the thing young George Washington used to cut down his father's favourite apple tree? Probably worth a mention in the article. 82.131.210.163 (talk) 21:37, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Series[edit]

At one point, it says that the book is part of the 'Hatchet' series. But, in another point, it is part of the 'Brian Saga.' ??? L. Zheng Wei (talk) 11:22, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Confusing picture[edit]

The text says "A hatchet should not to be confused with a hand axe ... ", and the picture says (and is - according to the description - a) handaxe. can't we put a picture of a hatchet there instead? (like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tomakawk.jpg ) 81.82.213.211 (talk) 13:38, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

I'd rather put this one: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beil#mediaviewer/File:Campingbeil_vor_Messraster.jpg 131.227.125.163 (talk) 13:10, 5 February 2015 (UTC)