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Hatchet
Hatchet
General
Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blade
Repairable With Sharpening Stone
Characteristics
Size 2x4 (8 Slots)
Weight 1 kg (2 lb)
Fragility 0.01%
Absorbency 0%
Damage
Type Normal Heavy
Health 15 25
Blood 100 100
Shock 20 30
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.4 3.3
Bleed Chance 100%
Occurrence
Locations Farm, Village
Rarity Common
Variants None
Single-handed bladed tool with a hammer head on one side. Except for chopping wood, it has a wide array of uses. — In-game description


The Hatchet is a bladed melee weapon and multipurpose tool in DayZ.

The Hatchet functions as both a melee weapon and a tool for construction purposes. In the latter regard, the Hatchet is exceptionally versatile and can be used in the construction of a Base. The Hatchet can be used to gather Wood Logs from trees and to assemble Fences or Watchtowers. As a sharp tool, it can also be used in various tasks such as opening canned food or tearing clothing to Rags.

The Hatchet's efficiency as a melee weapon is average. The Hatchet offers a relatively unimpressive rate of damage with a fast attack time. However, the versatility and utility factors associated with the Hatchet for construction often mean players will avoid using it for attacking unless totally necessary, as to conserve condition.

Notes[ | ]

  • Players on PC will notice the Hatchet cannot be stored in the melee weapon slot. Instead, it consumes valuable space in the player's inventory.
  • Like in the real world, the butt-end of the Hatchet functions as the face of a hammer. It is because of this feature that the Hatchet can be used like a Hammer in the assembly of Fences and Watchtowers.
  • The Hatchet can be repaired using Sharpening Stones.

Uses[ | ]

Action Details
Build Used in base building to construct a Fence or Watchtower
Dismantle Can be used to dismantle certain player-built fortifications
Destroy Used to completely destroy (return no materials) certain player-built fortifications
Cut Rags Cut various articles of clothing into rags
Open Can Open canned food. Spills 20% - 40% of the food
Cut Sticks Chop down shrubs and bushes for sticks
Chop Wood Cut down trees for wooden logs and firewood
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