AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ANTIQUE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN STONE HEAD TOMAHAWK AXE HATCHET. The beautiful original and authentic Native American Indian stone head tomahawk was found at the estate of an elderly antiques and ancient artifacts collector. He and his wife had amassed a large collection of pre-1600 fine antiques, mainly consisting of Native American Indian artifacts, brass candlesticks, fine art and American War related items and artifacts, among other things. This piece is either a local Seneca County Iroquois Indian artifact, or may be Navajo or Apache as the bulk of the large collection was made up of artifacts from these three tribes. Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario County, New York, USA. Measures approximately 17 1/2″ tall by 5 3/4″ long by 2 thick. Condition: Great overall condition. 100% original, authentic and unrestored. There is a break in the wood on the underside of the tomahawk where it wraps around and reconnects to the handle (see pics) however it still holds the stone axe head fairly firmly in place. Would make an excellent display piece from one side as is, or fully restore to show off both sides. No other chips, breaks or other damage of any kind to the stone axe head. The wood handle has preserved very well and is very hard and solid. Thanks for looking at my online estate sale finds! The item “AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ANTIQUE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN STONE HEAD TOMAHAWK AXE HATCHET” is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Artifacts”. The seller is “rych1625″ and is located in Canandaigua, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Stone Axe
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Tribal Affiliation: Iroquois, Navajo, Apache
Authentic original 1780’s Sioux Indian pipe tomahawk. This example has a highly sought after forged head that was originally a gun barrel. You can clearly see rifle marks inside the bowl. The iron head has a nice “in the metal” patina and shows good use and wear patterns. The head was forged from a gun barrel and there is a nice lap weld seen as pictured. The haft is probably ash, single shoulder hole, and several old brass tacks. The mouth hole is well worn and intact. The head of the tomahawk is almost exactly 8 inches long. Haft is 16.75 long. This is a fine example of a Native American weapon of war and peace pipe in one. If you have a question, please ask. Good luck and God bless the USA! In the early days, even in well-settled areas, iron was expensive. On the frontier the costs of transportation increased the price even. Guns received rough usage and scrap gun barrels became an. Important source of iron. The tomahawk maker was quick to take. Advantage of the cylindrical shape. A drill was not. Necessary for there was already a hole for the bowl, and no dif. Ficult welding was required. After the tube was necked down for. The shank, it was flattened all the length from the shank to its far. A slit was then cut and opened with a drift to form the eye. Sometimes a steel bit was welded to the cutting edge. The bowl made in this manner was long, like the catlinite pipe. Bowls of the Plains Indians. The eye was merely spread at the. Middle and drifted to a diamond cross-section with rounded. The blade had nearly straight edges front and back and. Since this shape did not lend itself to use in combat, it was usually. Such tomahawks are readily identified by the funnel-like. Opening which, with the handle removed, may be seen under the. Sometimes traces of the original rifling of the gun barrel can be. Seen on either side of the eye or bowl. The item “Authentic 1780’s sioux indian pipe tomahawk gun barrel head + forged lap weld” is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons”. The seller is “rickrestored” and is located in Harrison, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Tribal Affiliation: Sioux