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 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 large iron 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 and old red trade cloth. Just a unique and beautiful work of art. A museum quality tomahawk ready to hang in your collection. 22 inch long stem and head is 8 1/4 inches long, beaded drop is 25 inches long overall with a 14 inch beaded panel. The item "Original 1860 Osage Missouri War Axe Tomahawk Spontoon Head Beaded Socket Drop" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "fortancient" and is located in Mount Carmel, Tennessee.
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