William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory now the U.
Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father's death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 14. During the American Civil War, he served the Union from 1863 to the end of the war in 1865.
Later he served as a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars, receiving the Medal of Honor in 1872. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill's legend began to spread when he was only twenty-three. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and continental Europe. In 1895, Cody was instrumental in the founding of the town of Cody, the seat of Park County, in northwestern Wyoming.Cody first passed through the region in the 1870s. Streets in the town were named after his associates: Beck, Alger, Rumsey, Bleistein and Salsbury. The town was incorporated in 1901. Original 1895 Buffalo Bills Wild West tomahawk head. This tomahawk was most likely presented to Buffalo Bill during the founding of Cody Wyoming. Possibly the grateful people of Park county presented the knife to Buffalo Bill in appreciation for incorporating the town of Cody. Beautiful etchings on the blade. "BBWW 1895" with etched grapevines.
The shoulder of the tomahawk is nicely engraved. Looks like the tomahawk has been lightly cleaned by the previous owner. From a relative's advanced western collection.Thanks for looking and God bless you all! The item "Antique Buffalo Bills Wild West Tomahawk Etched BBWW 1895 Presented to Buff Bill" is in sale since Sunday, November 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "furtradebeads" and is located in Albany, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.