AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN SPIKE TOMAHAWK EARLY TO MID1800's WROUGHT-IRON WEAPON
EARLY TO MID-19TH century Native Amerrican hafted iron spike tomahawk. Remarks: This was a weapon. The dating is based on the somewhat rectangular eye, the slightly. Spatula-shaped bit and the complete absence of ears, more typical of 18th century hawks. The shaping and hammering reflect the skill, very likely of a European blacksmith, known. To have been employed by tribal groups to reside in their midst and make them weapons. The Blacksmith maker's mark: "LL" (see photo) further indicates an outsider blacksmith was the. The haft appears to be oak, and is custom fit to the eye. It has been there a long time. And the wood-shrinking with age has caused a slight looseness--all signs it was used with the head.
MEASUREMENTS: 14 1/2 inches long. Bit to end of spike: 7 1/8 inches. Condition: NO restoration, resharpening in modern times, surface only minor. OPINION OF MUTUALLY AGREED EXPERT.
The item "AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN SPIKE TOMAHAWK EARLY TO MID1800's WROUGHT-IRON WEAPON" is in sale since Saturday, March 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "mythart" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.