|Harvest||2 × Scrap metal, 1 × Fir firewood|
|“|| A small one-handed axe. Good for splitting wood. Can be used to hack meat in a pinch.|
Harvesting Firewood Edit
The hatchet can be used to harvest sticks from branches, cedar firewood from cedar limbs and fir firewood from fir limbs. It can also be used to break down many wooden objects such as shelves and crates into reclaimed wood. It is also one of two items (the other being the hacksaw) necessary to cut down maple and birch saplings.
Harvesting Animals Edit
The hatchet can be used to harvest animal carcasses. The hunting knife is usually the most effective at this, but sometimes the hatchet is more effective. When the animal corpse is 100% frozen harvesting meat with the hatchet is faster.
The hatchet can currently only be repaired using a whetstone as part of the bladed tool maintenance gameplay mechanic and requires no material input. However the whetstone itself cannot be repaired and loses 5% condition per repair (for a total of 20 uses), compared to 3% or so of hatchet condition restored. It is not a permanent solution and at some point a hand-made alternative will be needed.
The hatchet cannot be manually ‘equipped’ as a weapon like the bow or rifle, it cannot be used as a weapon outside of a scripted event. The hatchet will be automatically equipped when entering a wolf struggle (if in the inventory, and no better weapon is available). Only certain items can be used as weapons in the struggle, the knife is the most effective. The hatchet will lose condition if it is used in a struggle.
|Craftable||Fishing tackle • Improvised hatchet • Improvised knife • Hook • Line • Snare • Survival bow • Torch|
|Non-craftable||Accelerant • Bolt cutters • Can opener • Cardboard matches • Distress pistol • Firestriker • Flare • Flashlight • Hacksaw • Hatchet • Heavy hammer • Hunting knife • Hunting rifle • Magnifying lens • Mountaineering rope • Prybar • Quality tools • Rifle cleaning kit • Sewing kit • Simple tools • Stone • Storm lantern • Whetstone • Wood matches|