In the past, pipe axes like the Plains Tomahawk Pipe were used on and off the battlefield. This axe works for both just as well. This functional axe has a high-carbon steel blade with a wooden haft. The hollow haft tapers to a mouthpiece at the bottom. Then, it has a smooth grip before a ridged section near the top. Carved linear detailing adorns the axe.
At the top, the axe has a single-edge blade. It has a bearded edge, which is an edge that extends further on the bottom than on the top. Linear engraving adorns the axe head. On the other side of the socket, or the poll, there is the bowl for the pipe. No matter if you wish to wield this axe or put it on display, this axe will surely impress all who see it.
History of Pipe Axes
This axe takes its name and design from the colonial years of European interaction with Indigenous tribes. The name Tomahawk comes from the Powhatan word Tamahaac, which had the root of temah, meaning to cut off by tool. Meanwhile, the design of the tomahawk spread from the Algonquians to tribes in the South and Great Plains.
The pipe and axe head design was a symbol of the choice that they would regularly face when interacting with settlers, peace or war. These peace pipe axes were useful for a variety of purposes, including as weapons and ceremonial objects.
This item cannot be returned or exchanged.
- Fully functional
- Features a pipe bowl
- Has carved detailing on the haft
- Bearded, single-edged blade
- Great for reenactments
- Made from high-carbon steel
- Haft is wood
- Overall Length: 18 Inches
- Blade Width: 8 Inches
- Weight: 2 Pounds 2 Ounces
Measurements are approximate.
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