The pipe tomahawk is in excellent condition with no repairs or damage. Nice head forged and magnificent hearts and batwing cutaways are seen. The heads is a massive 13 long and very heavy. Notice the nice crosshatch engravings on the shoulder. Ash haft is original to the head.
The brass tacks are original old tacks with square shanks. All along the haft are many ceremonial file branding marks made by placing a file or rasp in the fire until it was bright red and then burning the file into the haft. This was done for aesthetic "looks" and ceremonial purposes.
VERY NICE patina all over, really shows its age! The unusual style head is very desirable. Conservatively dated to 1840 but may be earlier. The haft of the tomahawk is measuring 24 1/4" long and the head is measuring about 13" long.
The display stand is not included. Please ask any questions you may have. Thank you so much for looking!The item "Antique Lakota Sioux Indian Pipe Tomahawk Forged Head Batwing Heart Cutaway 1840" is in sale since Monday, November 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "mejsoldit" and is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
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