Original metal wood pipe axe tomahawk. It measures 17 ¾” and the axe is 7” with tip broken. When Europeans arrived in North America, they introduced the metal blade to the natives, which improved their lifestyle. It was easier for the Native Americans to hunt since these blades did not break as easily as stone. With the introduction of metal blades, the Native Americans created a tomahawk’s poll, which is the side opposite the blade, which consisted of a hammer, spike or a pipe. These became known as pipe tomahawks, which consisted of a bowl on the poll and a hollowed out shaft. These were created by European and American artisans for trade and diplomatic gifts for the tribes
Vintage Buck Knife with leather sheath . I lived very close to The first Buck knife factory in San Diego, and was later located to small building in Lemon Grove. Buck Knives Inc. dates it history back over 100 years to the first knives made by Hoyt H. Buck. Hoyt H. Buck became a blacksmiths apprentice in Kansas in 1899 at the age of 10
600 year original ancient very old Indian stone axe weapon from CA or AZ region. This is a 5″ x 2 1/2″ all Indian made . This came from estate of professor of archeology and history. Although stone axes had been used as tools and ritual objects by Native Americans for millennia, the axe did not become popular as a weapon until after Europeans had introduced iron and steel to native tribes. The word “tomahawk”– which is now synonymous with Indian-style fighting hatchets– originally referred to a war club in the Powhatan language. Once steel became available, however, axes with metal heads eclipsed the more old-fashioned war clubs as the Native American melee weapon of choice, and the word “tomahawk” began to be widely used to refer to this style of weapon.