Available Custom-Tomahawks And Trade-Axes, Hand-Forged, Period Pieces






forged tomahawks, trade axes


Of all the custom-tomahawks traded to the native American Indians or First Nations People, by far the most common type was the simple hand forged trade or belt axe. It was the earliest type of tomahawk to reach the native American Indians and it remained popular from the 16th through the 19th century.

The word tomahawk generally refers to a light, hatchet-like implement that was derived from the standard European half-axe. Normally these tomahawks and trade-axes were made in two pieces: A strap of wrought iron was wrapped around a mandrel to make the eye, the ends of the strap were forged to make the flare of the blade. A piece of carbon steel was then inserted between them and forged welded for a cutting edge. This was also known as a "composite" axe.

Our custom-tomahawks are hand-forged using the composite method (we substitute 1018 steel for wrought iron, as it is unfortunately no longer available. 1018 steel is the closest you can get to wrought iron)

We also use the pierced eye method in both 1018 and high carbon steel. And finally, we also forge US or British made ball peen hammers into hawks. This method was popular during the second half of the 19th century.




NEW - OCTOBER 21/2014 - #T143 Hammer Poll Tomahawk. Hand forged. File work. Leather sheath.

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hand-forged custom hammer poll tomahawk
#T143 - Hammer Poll Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th. century methods. Head is 7 5/8" overall with a 2 1/2" cutting edge. Hexagon hammer. Ash haft is 18" long with a partial leather wrap and brass tacks. File work on the front and sides of the blade. Leather sheath. $295.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada)

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hand-forged custom spike tomahawk
#T142 Spike Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th century methods. This large hawk has a 9" high head overall. Filework on the front and sides of the blade. Beautiful ash haft 18" long. Brass tacks. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. Price $285.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA and Canada)

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hand-forged custom hammer poll tomahawk
#T141 - Hammer Poll Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th. century methods. Head is 7 1/2" overall with a 2 5/8" cutting edge. Turned hammer. Ash haft is 19" long. File work on the front and sides of the blade. Leather sheath. $295.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada)

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hand-forged custom spike tomahawk
#T140 - Spike Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th. century methods. Head is 19" overall with a 2 1/2" cutting edge. 19" long ash haft, decorated with a partial leather wrap and brass tacks. File work on the front and sides of the blade. Leather sheath. $285.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada)

SOLD




hand-forged custom spike tomahawk
#T136 Spike Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th century methods. This large hawk has a 8 1/2" high head overall. Filework on the front and sides of the blade. Beautiful ash haft 18" long. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. Price $295.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA and Canada)

SOLD




hand-forged custom hammer poll tomahawk
#T135 - Hammer Poll Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th. century methods. Head is 8 1/8" overall with a 2 5/8" cutting edge. Turned hammer. Ash haft is 18" long. File work on the front and sides of the blade. Leather sheath. $320.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada)

SOLD




hand-forged custom hammer poll tomahawk
#T133 Hammer Poll Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th century methods. This custom tomahawk has a 8" high head overall with a hexagon hammer poll. Filework on the front and sides of the blade. Hand-turned ash haft 19" long. Leather sheath. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. Price $320.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA and Canada)

SOLD




hand forged custom spike tomahawk
#T127 Spike Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th century methods. This large hawk has a 9" high head overall. Filework on the front and sides of the blade. Beautiful ash haft 19" long. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. Price $285.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA and Canada)

SOLD




hand forged hammer poll tomahawk
#T116 Hammer Poll Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th century methods. This custom tomahawk has a 8" high head overall with a hexagon hammer poll. Filework on the front and sides of the blade. Hickory haft 17 3/4" long, decorated with a partial rawhide wrap and iron tacks. Blued end-cap. Leather sheath. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. Price $320.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA and Canada)

SOLD




custom spike tomahawk
#T110 Spike Tomahawk. Hand-Forged. Head 9 5/8" overall. 2 7/8" wide cutting edge. Hand turned ash haft 18" long. Filework on blade. Leather sheath. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. Price $320.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada)

SOLD




hand forged custom spike tomahawk
#T103 - Spike Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional 18th. century methods. Head is 9 1/2" overall with a 2 3/4" cutting edge. Ash haft is 18" long and decorated with a leather wrap and brass tacks. File work on the front and sides of the blade. Leather sheath. $285.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada)

SOLD




arrow head spike tomahawk
#T98 Arrow Head Spike Tomahawk. Hand-forged by traditional methods. Head is 8 1/4" high with a 2 5/8" cutting edge. 18" long hickory haft with a partial rawhide wrap and brass tacks. Leather sheath. $275.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada)

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hand forged small spike tomahawk
#T80 Small Spikehawk. 7 3/8" high head with a 2 3/8" wide cutting edge. Turned ash haft 15" long, decorated with line carvings. Leather sheath. Filework on he front and side of the blade. $220.00 plus $16 shipping. (USA - Canada) - Please contact us for shipping charges and options to other destinations.

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primitive custom-tomahawk
#T78 Primitive Spike Warhawk. Beautiful reproduction of an early hand-forged spike tomahawk. Head is 9 1/4" high with a 2 1/2" cutting edge, forged from a leaf spring. 18" long maple haft with line carving and iron tacks. Leather sheath decorated with a deer hide fringe. $230.00 plus $16 shipping. (USA - Canada) Please contact us for shipping charges and options to other destinations.

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custom-tomahawk spike war hawk
#T94 Spike Tomahawk. Hand Forged using traditional 18th. century methods. Head 9 3/8" overall with a 2 7/8" wide cutting edge. Turned ash haft 18 1/2" long, decorated with line carving and iron tacks. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. Comes with a leather sheath. Price $295.00 plus $18 shipping. (USA - Canada) - Please contact us for shipping charges and options to other countries.

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hand forged Magua tomahawk. Last of the Mohicans.
#T66 Magua Spike Warhawk. Hand Forged. Head 7 1/2" overall. White oak haft 18" long. A very nice reproduction hawk that is a reminder of an era past. (Last Of The Mohicans) - Comes with a leather sheath. Price $295.00 plus $16 shipping. (USA - Canada) - Please contact us for shipping charges and options to other countries.

SOLD






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