Hammer polled tomahawks are hatchets often with a typical tomahawk axe blade and a solid poll on the other side which extends further than what is used in regular hammer poll hatchets. Blacksmiths began making them at least by 1702 for French Grenadiers as seen in an early etching, about 50 years before pipe tomahawks began. Also the polled tomahawk has a poll which angles slightly downward from the straight across axis. In other words, the poll is not exactly 90 degrees from the handle but is angled slightly downward toward it. Sometimes the blade is angled downward slightly too.For sale is an old original forged head Plains Indian Oglala Sioux tomahawk. Circa 1840, a very early example and its in really fine shape for its age. The forged iron head has a beautifully made long hammer poll, beautiful style. Forged head really shows some age.
Good surface patina on all areas. Hardwood haft, probably ash, is strong and sturdy. Nice pewter cap on the end. Lovely beaded hide drop attached.
This an excellent early tomahawk with several rare attributes, it doesn't get much better than this when talking about a Plains hammer poll tomahawk. The haft is about 20 inches long and the head is 6.5 inches long and the drop is 18 long.
This one won't last long at this price! The item "Antique Lakota Indian Oglala Hammer Poll Tomahawk Forged Head Ash Haft 1850" is in sale since Wednesday, June 6, 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.