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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