And it works as a pipe and as a tomahawk, the handle is a little weak to use as a tomahawk, but the Plains Indians and tribes all throughout the U. Carried these as signs of authority. The stem on it or the haft, is ash, and it's been decorated with hot file branding marks. The meaning of these marks is unknown in the collector community.
Possibly just decoration or a ceremonial use. The head is forged iron with a nice (rare) large triple batwing cutaway in it. The haft is original to the head and has just the smallest bit of warp due to age, its hard to see but I thought I should mention it. This one is most likely a presentation quality pipe tomahawk owned by a senior member of the tribe, possibly a chief. The stem is 24 inches long and the head of the tomahawk is 10.25 inches long.
I hate to sell this but my husband has long since passed away and I need to sell some of his collection to make ends meet. I just hope this goes to a good home, someone who will appreciate it. Good luck and God bless!The item "1840 Plains Indian Pipe Tomahawk Triple Batwing Cutaway Forged Head File Branded" is in sale since Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "1stbrigade" and is located in Kingsport, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.