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FINE COLONIAL-ERA NATIVE AMERICAN SPONTOON TOMAHAWK, French-style blade of thin tapered form with punched dots along the lower edges and two up-curled side flanges, likely original hickory haft with brass tacks at forend, top edge under head, and to edges of butt.

Condition : Very good condition with expected wear and imperfections from use, haft very slightly loose. Brass tacks possibly 19th-century decoration.

Circa : Second half 18th century.

Item Dimensions: 20 1/4" LOA, head 7 5/8" L, blade 6" L.

Provenance : Property from an important West Coast private collection. Ex-collection of David and Barbara Lyman.

Estimate : 2000 - 3000

Attribution : Probably Great Lakes.

Catalog Note : Literature: Parallels Hartzler/Knowles - Indian Tomahawks and Frontiersman Belt Axes, p. 66, fig. 1.
Catalogue Note: According to the consignor, author Jim Johnston examined this particular spontoon tomahawk on several occasions and declared it to be a very early and rare "Missouri war axe".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,462.50
Estimate: $2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Number Bids:26