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Updated for 1.04
Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blade
Repairable With Sharpening Stone, Duct Tape
Size 8 Slots (2x4)
Weight 1 kg (2 lb)
Fragility 0.01%
Absorbency 0%
Type Normal Heavy
Health 25 34
Blood 100 100
Shock 15 15
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.4 3.3
Bleed Chance 100%
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 Standalone. Although the Hatchet does admirable damage as a melee weapon, its real value is in its use as a tool. Able to perform just about any task (including chopping wood), the Hatchet is only one of two tools that can be used to construct a base. Also able to be repaired with a Sharpening Stone, the Hatchet is an upgrade from the other base building tool, the hammer. The Hatchet's only drawback is that it can't be stored in the melee weapon slot; instead, taking up valuable space in the player's inventory.

Uses[edit | edit source]

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