Antique 18th Century Native American Indian Halberd Or Halberd Tomahawk Axe

$4,500.00
Quantity available: 1

A rare antique, first half of the 18th century, American Indian trade halberd or halberd tomahawk head, formed of hand-forged iron and adorned with brass panels.
During the first half of the 18th century, many Indian dignitaries carried the heads of this style on a short haft, like tomahawks.
There were numerous variations in the design of this halberd.
A very well hand-forged iron axe head with a flaring blade and a spear-shaped rear-fluke and a narrow central blade in the form of a barbed spear tip and a tapering tubular socket.
The central block is clad on both sides with brass panels welded together to the iron core and engraved with a simple zigzag pattern.
The steel head is adorned with weave punched designs and a socket with various cut patterns.


REFERENCES:
1. American Indian Tomahawks Peterson, Harold L.
2. Indian tomahawks & frontiersmen belt axes by Daniel D Hartzler; James A Knowles
3. Swords & blades of the American Revolution: Neumann, George.

MEASUREMENTS:
High of the blade: 26.5 cm (10.4 inches)
Overall length: 27 cm (10.6 inches).
Weight: 274 grams

CONDITION: It shows age and use, iron pitted, nicks and splits on the blade's edge and socket, brass panels with a dark patina.
In good condition considering its age to be over 250 years old.

Please see the 8 pictures in the listing since they are part of the object's condition description.

Item Details

Reference #:
T301
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
SubCategory
Edged Weapons & Knives
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
18th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
Iron and Brass