A hatchet is a small tool with a heavy chopping blade on one side and a hammer head on the back side. While it can be used for brute tasks such as splitting wood, its small size also makes it suitable for delicate tasks such as carving and shaving.
— In-game description
It inflicts 80 damage against infantry, although attacks from behind or against prone targets will result in a takedown.
Along with the other hand tools, it has a slow attack speed and narrow kill zone for takedowns.