AUTHENTIC Ca. 1750 NATIVE AMERICAN FINE POLL TOMAHAWK/ EARLY HAFT. RARE STYLE
Parallel with a spike published in “American Indian Tomahawks, “. Peterson (#74) see photo of plate. Description: Symetrically flaring blade. The eye is a pointed elipse. The ears are symetrical. Note: I do not know if this listed example was found in Connecticut. Further details: The surface of the metal is nicely patinated with minimal. Several wear marks do occur in the surface of the metal. There is no re-sharpening of the bit. The edge has one or two spots of. Roughness which does not distract from its appearance. The poll is octagonally chamfered. The haft is very old. The tightening shims in the eye reflect great age. I do not know. How far back the haft goes, but it could be original. There are three very small holes. In the haft which. Appear to have been drilled in modern. Times to use for attaching something. A prior owner fancied it up with a beaded drop, but that it was removed. I’ve had it in my collection. For years and don’t know. MEASURES: bottom of haft to top of bit: 12 3/4 inches. End of poll to edge of bit: 5 inches. Bit: 3 1/8 inches. Poll: 1 3/8 inches. The distinction between a “poll hatchet” and a poll tomahawk is often a matter of debate. I have nothing against poll hatchets and have a fine example of one currently listed. But here’s what makes this a tomahawk, and primarily a weapon of Native Americans. (not British or French soldiers). The military French and British Tomahawk styles. Are pretty well known because they were made in large numbers. This is not like any of theirs. Which had shorter polls, more efficient for hammering nails, and tended to have their top. Edge form a straight line front to back, for ease in lathing strips of wood. I may ask for a mutually agreed. The item “AUTHENTIC Ca. 1750 NATIVE AMERICAN FINE POLL TOMAHAWK/ EARLY HAFT. RARE STYLE” is in sale since Thursday, November 21, 2019. 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.