Hackers are a class of weapons that specialize in a balance between cutting and blunt damage.
Weapon Skill - HackersEdit
The Hackers skill determines damage with weapons classified as Hackers. The skill is defined in game as
"Affects damage. Often considered a thug's weapon, hackers are heavy axe-bladed weapons that do as much blunt damage as chopping damage, relying mainly on brute strength rather than skill. The crude blades don't cause as much bloodloss, so victims tend to get maimed to death instead. Easy to learn, not much to master."