For sale is a very special piece of Native American history, it’s a pipe tomahawk and it’s kind of a dual symbol. The tomahawk’s a sign of war, and the pipe is a sign of peace. And it works as a pipe and as a tomahawk, the Plains Indians and tribes all throughout the U. Carried these as signs of authority. The stem, or the haft, is ash, and it’s been decorated with hot file branding marks, common to Sioux pipe tomahawks. The head is in great condition, its iron and shows excellent age. Large round quillons identify the spontoon style. The spontoon head does show a few dings and blemishes as expected with a piece this old. This head stands out in the crowd! Two very unusual features include a dag knife shaped cutout in the blade and an inlaid copper arrow head symbol in the blade. The haft has some wear but its a solid as a rock. Ceremonial hot file brands are seen along the haft’s length. There are three “shoulders” on the haft but only one is drilled with a single hole that could be used to tie on a beaded drop or old trade beads and buck skin thongs. The haft has a scalloped look to it, rising humps and lower valleys when viewed in profile. Makes for a beautiful display! Tomahawk dates 1850 or earlier. The stem is about 2 feet long and the head of the tomahawk is 11 inches long. I hate to sell this but my husband has long since passed away and I need to sell some of his collection to make ends meet. I just hope this goes to a good home, someone who will appreciate it. Good luck and God bless! The item “Authentic Mid 1800’s Sioux Indian Spontoon Pipe Tomahawk Forged Iron Head” is in sale since Sunday, April 18, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons”. The seller is “1stbrigade” and is located in Madison, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Origin: Sioux Indian
- Material: Forged Iron