This pipe tomahawk is all original and un-restored. A very rare and desirable forged head originating from a 18th century gun barrel, really beautiful. The viewer can see the lap weld line on the blade.A lap weld is used when a hardened bit is inserted into the blade. There are remains of a hide gasket between the eye of the head and haft. Rifling marks can still be seen inside the octagonal bowl. Very nice ash haft with a beautiful mellow brown/orange color. The haft is very long giving this tomahawk a menacing look. Originates from a Washington DC estate, a very old estate with ties to the wild west days. 26.5 inch long stem and head is 9.75 inches long. The item "Early 1800's Pipe Tomahawk Axe Native Indian Origin Forged Metal Head" is in sale since Thursday, February 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "myfeetonthestreet" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.