Title: French Style Huron Indian Pipe Tomahawk. Description: This is a classic example of a French Style tomahawk from the 1800's.The axe head was traded to the Indians for their fur. Initially traded and used as a tool, Indians quickly saw the lethal potential of a tomahawk and began to re-handle them for use as a weapon from horseback.
Across the plains in towns and some travelling blacksmiths would use the axe head provided by the Indian and "haft" it or put a suitable handle on it. Sometimes the Indian would travel into a town to have this service completed and sometimes they would haft or handle their own axe heads but these handle are generally much more crude and primitive.
A classic French style forged head from a bygone era. The tomahawk is in excellent condition with no repairs or damage. Nice hammer forged head and blade with a blacksmith;s hallmark; a crown inside an oval cartouche. Blade shows an impressive cut away of a cross.
Also seen is a "French hook" on the bottom of blade. Ash handle is original to the head, classic tear-drop profile.
On the ash haft are several old brass tacks. VERY NICE patina all over, really shows its age! Date this axe to no later than 1880. 21" haft, 9" axe head, 16 long drop. Originates from my grandfather's estate.
I guarantee this axe to be authentic. Thank you so much for looking!
Culture: Aboriginal - Huron Indian (Great Lakes). The item "Original late 1800's Huron Indian Pipe Tomahawk French Head Hallmarked Cross Cut" is in sale since Sunday, December 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".The seller is "rickrestored" and is located in Whites Creek, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.