I was searching for a good hatchet that would fit my needs (chopping and carving) when I started thinking that maybe a hatchet is not the best choice for me. There are other tools, like a machete or a parang, that may be a better option. So, here is my question: when would you choose a hatchet over a parang or a machete? When a machete over a parang or a hatchet? When a parang over a hatchet or a machete?