Also hachette, hacchet, acchet.
(a) A small axe, a hatchet; (b) a battle-ax; (c) hongen up ~, to hang up one’s hachet, stop what one is doing; (d) ? as a surname.
The word Hachet was derived from Middle English and spoken during the Norman Conquest (1066) until the late 15th century. It was used to describe a small battle axe.
Citations of the word has been found within Middle English Dictionary, Volume 1 and Middle English Dictionary.