|For an overview of hatchets in the Fallout universe, see hatchet.|
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|Effect||1.5x damage to limbs|
.7x weapon reach
The hatchet is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.
It is a weighted hand-axe with a rubber-gripped metal handle, for chopping wood and limbs alike. Unlike throwing hatchets, these are not balanced for use as a projectile weapon. Hatchets deal an additional 50% limb damage.
It has a special 'Back Slash' attack, which does 70% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 17 action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).