Which is better for a survival role, a small hatchet/axe or a kukri? They both seem very useful. As far as weight it would be about the same for both. Here are the pros for each one that I can think of: The benefits I see for the kukri are: Faster drawing Faster for clearing brush. More useful for gutting and other more delicate tasks. A wider range of attack options. And for the Ax/ hatchet: Better for chopping larger wood. Better for hammering. Better for digging. Throwible (though that’s neither here nor there) So which do you think do you think is better and can you think of any other pros/cons for each? . . . .