Original Plains Indian Sioux pipe tomahawk. Original blacksmith forged head, gun barrel steel, the bowl has visible rifling marks from the barrel. These style heads are extremely rare!Oval style eye in the head. A clear forging seam can be seen in the eye. The bowl is applied to the head, 2 piece construction. Old ash haft is magnificent. Hot file brandings and old square shanked brass tacks. Haft is solid and strong.
Haft to head fit is good, there a very very small amount of movement in the head, very small. Most likely caused by the wood drying over the years and shrinking slightly.
Pipe tomahawks were symbols of power and authority. Beautiful piece, a work of art.
The surface of the metal shows a nice patina. 24 1/8" long haft, 10" long head.
Originates from a Billings Montana estate. Please ask any and all questions before you make an offer.The item "Old Plains Sioux Pipe Tomahawk Blacksmith Forged Head Gun Barrel Steel 1790" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "fortancient" and is located in Billings, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.