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Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop

Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop

Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop
Fantastic example of mid 1800's Osage Indian weaponry. Missouri war axe tomahawks were carried as a sign of power and status but also used to settle treaties and promote peace. This tomahawk is all original and un-restored. Original ash wood stem has several brass tacks along its length with a nice series of hot file marks. The wood has a couple of worm holes in it, one long one in particular that is really interesting. A great sign of age! The iron head is all original and in the style of a spontoon. The spontoon style originate from the pike heads of the Spanish soldiers first seen by Native Americans. Forged iron shows a nice patina. Possibly the head was once a pipe tomahawk? There is a clean out hole in the end of the haft near the tomahawk eye. There is a large copper nail driven through a hole into eye then into the haft, is this where the pipe bowl was attached but was broken off? It's a period repair for certain. The beaded drop is lazy stitched on brain tanned buck skin hide. There is some old trade cloth and sequins. Just a unique and beautiful work of art. A museum quality tomahawk ready to hang in your collection. Originates from a Washington DC estate, a very old estate with ties to the wild west days.

23 1/2 inch long stem and head is 8 inches long, beaded drop is 25" long overall with a 14" beaded panel. The item "Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop" is in sale since Friday, November 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "myfeetonthestreet" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Provenance: Washington DC Estate
  • Tribal Affiliation: Osage Nation

Original 1840 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop