Pipe Tomahawk-Signed and Dated
Initials "JP" and "1843" Inlaid in Brass on Blade
This is a fairly unique pipe tomahawk from the second quarter of the 19th century. The tomahawk head measures 7 1/2" long, blade is 2 5/8", and the bowl measures 1 5/8" from the file cut chevron saddle. The original osage haft measures 19" in length. The haft has 7 original brass tacks and there are holes where 13 are missing.
Condition: Good. The head is in excellent untouched condition. The original haft has been cleaned and is in poor condition. There are 7 original brass tacks but holes and/or evidence of 13 missing tacks. The obverse side of the haft has a split running from the head-end of the haft 9" into the main haft. The reverse side of the haft is split from near the "mouthpiece" 10 inches toward the head. Both splits are stable.
- Jim Alexander Collection