Eagle Ornamented Trade Axe

This axe is patterned after axes that were traded to the native Americans in the northeast of what is now the United States in the eighteenth century.  

The ornament is of my own devising and depicts the head of an eagle on both sides of the axe.  

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Trade Tomahawk

This is from the 16thC-18thC French trade tomahawk pattern, it is hand-forged to shape, forge-welded, sanded for a smooth finish and then given a little file embellishment. The blade is 2-7/8in long and the axe head is 5-1/2in long.  It is mild steel with a high carbon bit and fitted with a hand shaped 16in long hickory handle that has been fire-blackened.

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