Please be advised that it takes an experienced eye to differentiate between spike tomahawks which were American Indian. Weapons, and spike tomahawk/axes which could have been military equipment for Colonial or British forces, or been Fire axes, or. Thinner blades and somewhat lighter heads. This one is about one pound, which is the upper limit for a spike ax weapon. However, the tomahawk meets several other critical criteria: It is the right length overall from bit to end of spike, 9 1/2 inches.The haft is 16 inches, exactly right. The spike (5 inches) is much longer than the blade (4 1/2 inches) --the opposite i. S true in fire axes. And the spike is hammered round and thick, but not much thicker than the blade edge, which is not the case in a spike-ax tool. Where the blade is much thinner than the spike. And the eye is oval with the upper wall being thicker and tapers to. The width of the slightly crescent bit is also correct for a weapon: 1 5/8 inches corner to corner.
So, please forgive all these details of what goes into the attribution this was a weapon and not a tool. I think it's important to know. About the haft: It's really old.
How old, and is it original to the head? Could be, or may have been put together later.Condition: Deep patina, surface hammering, wear, minor pitting, a wedge in the top of the haft to tighten it. In the eye, erosion at tip of spike--and no sign of use as a tool. NEVER BEEN RE-SHARPENED OR RESTORED. 1830-1850 NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIOR SPIKE TOMAHAWK. GUARANTEED" is in sale since Friday, October 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Weapons". The seller is "mythart" and is located in New York, New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.