I would ask that the Dev's make the hatchet,and only the hatchet,a one-handed weapon. I have recently created a non-bushido axer.The old style ax-warrior template.I have come to understand that if I use a two handed weapon w/o bushido or ninjitsu,my parry chance will cap lower than if I were to use a sword and a shield. The hatchet base damage and swing speed is hardly over powering compared to the damage that one handed swords do,even with the lumberjacking 'bonus'. So,how 'bout it Devs? Would this be a bit on the unbalanced side?