Original 18th Century Tomahawk, Trade Ax, Axe, Hatchet
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Original 18th Century Tomahawk, Trade Ax, Axe, Hatchet:
Up for offers is this original 18th century trade ax/tomahawk. The iron head is hand forged and of very early form. The head is dark and pitted showing great age throughout. The overall length of the tomahawk is 16". The head is 5-1/4" long and the edge measures in at 2-3/4" long. The eye is tear drop shaped and measures 1-3/4" in height. There are no visible maker marks. The wood handle shows hard age and use and is greatly weathered but still quite solid and in no danger of falling apart. The handle is most likely an old replacement as most tomahawk heads of this age have had their handles replaced. Old label on handle reads:"Found at Cherry Valley N.Y. 1878 Windmill Hill." This piece is reported to be from the collection of a well known New York State historian from Upstate. The 1878 tag indicates that it was discovered 100 years after the Cherry Valley massacre during the American Revolution. During that year, over 10,000 visitors came to the small community of Cherry Valley to commemorate the 100 year anniversary memorial of that vicious battle between a combined British/Iroquois force pitted against Colonial militia and settlers. I am certain that this is an 18th century piece. If you disagree with this evaluation, by all means return the piece. Just notify me with 3 days of receipt of your intention to return and a full money back refund will be given minus return postage upon return receipt of the item. Will ship to U.S. and Canadian addresses. Will ship via USPS Priority Mail. PayPal only accepted. Please ask all questions prior to offerding/buying. Thank you.