American-made pipe tomahawk with iron keyhole and dovetailed 3" wide blade. Top has the original mouthpiece of horn. Several other tomahawks exist with similar blade decorations and specimens were contained in William H. Guthman and Robert Abel's collection, and in Peterson's American Indian Tomahawks. They're also illustrated in Indian Tomahawks and Frontiersman Built Axes by Hartzler & Knowles.
PERIOD: Ca. 1830-50
SIZE: 12.5" Haft, 6.5" Head