An eighteenth century pipe ax:
- Hand forged head made in the early French style commonly given to the Indians as gifts
- The head has a hand filed octagon bowl with a series of wedding bands
- Blade has a reverse chevron with blade molding
- Blade depicts a decorative filing consistent with the original Fleur De Lis French pipe heads
- Finishing the blade is a hand engraved border-line with a sun on one side and a half moon on the other. Additional hand engraving includes two fleur de lis as well as designs on the reverse chevrons. Engraving has been aged over like the originals and is not clear from the photos however is very distinguishable in person
- Hand drilled and shaped ash handle (20″ long including the mouth piece)
- On the blade side of the handle is a relief carved fleur de lis representative of this style of French ax
- Around the top of the axe where the handle meets the head are ten inlaid long silver triangles with decorative engraving attached to the handle with silver pins.
- Finishing the handle at the bottom is an antler mouthpiece. It has been filed in a spiral design with a wedding band at the top and a “tooth groove” at the bottom.
- Wall display made from a slab cut piece of weathered maple; two forged iron nails have been twisted and curled to hold the piece. At the base of the nails are two brass inlaid diamonds. The maple has been aged lightly, stained dark and rubbed back
- Together, the display and tomahawk make a beautiful piece.
- Aged to resemble a used original pipe tomahawk – as my clients have come to expect, my attention to detail, aging and patina reflect that of the originals and my pieces are often displayed along with them.
- Stamped with touch-mark