Fantastic example of 18th century Sioux weaponry. Pipe tomahawks were carried as a sign of power and status but also used to settle treaties and promote peace. This pipe tomahawk is all original and un-restored. A very rare and desirable forged head from a gun barrel. Look closely inside the bowl, there are clearly defined rifling marks.
There is a definitive color change on the blade denoting where a hardened steel bit was forged into the softer iron of the gun barrel. Original wood stem shows its concentric rings with drilled smoke hole right in the center. Undecorated haft has an excellent look to it, lots of age and wore areas. There is a small amount of bend in the haft from over 200 years of drying.
A museum quality pipe tomahawk ready to hang in your collection. Originates from a Washington DC estate, a very old estate with ties to the wild west days.
21 inch long stem and head is 8.5 inches long. The item "1770 Sioux Indian Pipe Tomahawk Head Forged From Gun-barrel Old Ash Hafting" is in sale since Wednesday, April 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "myfeetonthestreet" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.