May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
Lot consists of: (A) Spike tomahawk, 7" x 2", squared spike, American made, small eye with thin walls, flat ears, probably gunsmith made with 18 1/2" American curly maple flat "fish belly cigar" haft. Appears to have had some dot decorations in the grip area on both sides, perhaps added when new for a better grasp, c. 1720-1780. Classic lightweight frontiersman belt tomahawk made for warfare. See figure 52A on page 268 of "Swords & Blades of the Revolution" by Neumann. (B) Spike tomahawk, 7 1/2" x 2" with rounded spatulated blade, mid 18th century, rectangular eye, squared spike, American blacksmith made, nice early form with 10" round haft that is very old. (C) Trade spike tomahawk, with original haft (according to the info with it). Was picked up by a farmer shortly after the battle near Fort Meigs, where Indians encamped in 1812. Eventually ending up in the H. Jacoby collection by 1983, then bought by Ken in 1997. (D) Spike tomahawk, 9" x 2", very heavy duty, mid to late 18th century, rounded rear ears, teardrop eye, with 11" replaced haft (not period to head). (E) Tomahawk - spike, trade later 18th century to early 19th century, 8" x 1 1/2", square eye, flat square pike, rounded rear ears, 12" haft (old, but not original to axe), non-dug condition. (F) Spike tomahawk, 7 3/4" x 2 1/2", square spike, round eye, flat ears, late 18th century to early 19th century trade, very old wood haft. Ex: Bill Nitterhouse Collection. DRG
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,880.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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