18th C Native American Indian Fur Trade Axe Tomahawk Antique Iron Steel. FINE 18th Century Native American Trade Axe. Nice example of a typical style round pole axe that would have been a valued item during the period of the North American fur trade. To the Native American the iron trade axe was an important tool both in domestic and agricultural usage but in times of war alike.
If you are interested in learning more about the fur trade I highly recommend reading up on the subject, a truly fascinating time in our countries early development. One book that focuses more on the artifacts of the period is Lar Hothems book on Fur Trade era relics. There is a wonderful section in the volume devoted to the discussion and identification of period axe heads, several of which look almost identical to this example. As you can see this has a particular styled blade with a round pole design, indiciative of the age and usage. There is some nice signs of forging/original 18th century peroid construction to the piece.
Of great note is the deep hallmark/touchmark on one side of the blade; this too seen on other period axes and documented in fur trade era books (last image is from a book of a similar example). Some slight pitting expected from age, though again a better than most example. The axe head measures approximately 5" in length with 2 5/8" down the blade. Thanks for visiting us here at Cachefinds.
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