Can anybody tell us why you’d buy an 8-inch hatchet — what good is a hatchet this short? You’re not going to get much of a swing with it, and you’re not really gaining much portability over a 14-inch hatchet.
Although it’s short, the hatchet seems well-constructed. Fiskars starts with a 7/8lb, drop-forged steel head, hardens it, and puts a non-stick coating on it. They designed the reinforced fiberglass composite handle to prevent the blade from loosening or separating altogether.
The tiny hatchet retails for a not-so-tiny $34, but at least a sheath is included.