September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
The head measures 6-7/8" with a 3-3/8" blade and a curved 2" cutting edge. The faceted spike at the rear measures 2". The haft measures 13-1/8", including the 3-3/8" conical steel spike mounted at the bottom. Tomahawk dates from the third quarter of the 18th century; featuring a forged head with round eye and fluted moldings at the back, on each side and a molded and fluted notch at the back, on bottom. The back features an octagonal spike with rounded point. Original haft, probably hickory, with molded steel cap on top and spike at bottom. For a nearly identical example, see plate 77 on page 96 of "American Indian Tomahawks" by Harold L. Peterson. Head, cap, and spike on haft retain an even grey patina, one chip to top of cutting edge. Haft retains much of old or original red finish with an age crack below the head on the left side. This is a very well-made and early spike tomahawk.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $14,400.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 28
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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