This particular style is known as the bat-wing for the shape of one the piercings that resemble the shape of a bat. These tomahawks were more obscure and especially made for high ranking chiefs, war chiefs and particularly notable leaders. Very few are in collections but those that are tend to be very fancy in decoration.
Most have file branding, tacks, and specially made hafting. These tomahawks were carried as status symbols, rarely used in battle but carried as a recognition of power and importance.
Most batwing tomahawks in collections today have two piercings, one that resembles the shape of a fly and the other a bat. More rare than the double batwing tomahawks, are the triple pierced examples that typically have the third piercing in the form of a heart. The ash wood haft is original to the head. The wood has a nice heavy and dark patina.
The handle has been well used and has good wear on it, it also has a slight bend to it as pictured, due to many years of the wood drying. There are many "hot file" marks along the haft and old brass tacks, these are the older tacks that have a square center, made by blacksmiths.
A good patina on the surface of the head and tacks as well. This tomahawk needs to be displayed and cherished for future generations to see and appreciate! 23.5" haft 10" head length.
No reasonable offer will be refused. The item "Vintage Lakota Sioux Indian Pipe Axe Tomahawk Triple Bat Wing Cutout Wyoming Est" is in sale since Thursday, December 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "1stbrigade" and is located in Jonesborough, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.