November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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For a nearly identical example see figure 30 on page 131 of "Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersman Belt axes" by Hartzler and Knowles. The example shown in the book was presented to Chief Tecumseh from Colonel Proctor and is dated 1812. Like this example, the one shown is stamped with a "BE" as well as stars on the left side of the blade. There is another example in the McCord Museum of Canadian history in Montreal, Quebec. This example has the same crescent moon with a face, as well as stars with the initials "BE". These have been found in the Great Lakes area. This example has a large iron head measuring 8-3/4" including the bowl. The blade measures about 5" with a crescent 3" edge. The left side of the blade is stamped with punch dots, the initials "BE", and a crescent moon with a face above several stars. The iron bowl measures about 1-3/4" in height, the eye is teardrop-shaped. The replaced haft is well done and well-aged, and measures 18" in length, with an engraved pewter band towards the head. CONDITION: Head retains a dark heavy brown patina in most areas, with some scattered pitting. Markings shows some wear, and edge has been cleaned. PROVENANCE: Ex-Rudy Barr collection. DMG

Item Dimensions: L - 18"
Blade Length
8 - 1/2"
Overall Length
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,160.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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