September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This fine and well published tomahawk is featured on page 109 of "Accouterments V" and page 99 of "Accouterments II", both by James R. Johnston. It is also featured on page 134 of "Indian Tomahawks and Frontiersmen Belt Axes" by Hartzler & Knowles. Finally, the tomahawk is shown on pages 73 and 335 of "Steel Canvas" by R.L. Wilson. The detailed iron head has an oval shaped eye and measures 8-1/2" overall with a 1-3/4" turned bowl and a 5" blade with crescent 2-3/8" cutting edge. Haft measures 18-1/4" overall. The iron head features a silver inlaid Bowie knife on the right side and silver shield inlaid on the left side. On the bottom of the blade against the haft, there is a curled spur. The bowl is attached in the saddle fashion and has two rings of beaded relief decoration with the chevron edges decorated en suite. The original highly figured tiger maple haft tapers toward the silver inlaid mouthpiece. The haft is adorned with 14 silver inlays with engraved designs. Most of the inlays are diamond shaped or bands. The cap on the top of the eye is also silver and engraved with a flower in the center. CONDITION: Very good, head retains a mostly dark heavy brown patina with some areas showing original polish now turned to grey. Silver inlays on head retain a very dark patina. Haft retains a pleasing honey patina and shows some scattered marks and some hairline age or stress cracks. Haft inlays retain a pewter patina and show some wear. PROVENANCE: Ex. Joseph A. Murphy, Michael Worley Collections. This is one of the finest and most masterfully executed presentation tomahawks in existence. DMG

Item Dimensions: L: 18 - 1/4"
Blade Length
8 - 1/2"
Overall Length
18 - 1/4"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $31,200.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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