My entry for this weeks pixel art challenge. It's a barbarian going beserk on his latest victim. First pixel here...
Poor barbarian hitted guy xD
Very good pose, dynamic angle and use of limited palette.
Like you say, a handle meeting the hammer would clarify that it is in fact a hammer and not an odd-shaped axe.
Skamocore - your lizard man diagram is hilarious. I burst into laughter once I "saw" your version of this.