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Very Fine and Rare Engraved Steel and Silver Inlaid Poleaxe Tomahawk, Circa 1770

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 USD

Very Fine and Rare Engraved Steel and Silver Inlaid Poleaxe Tomahawk, Circa 1770

Very Fine and Rare Engraved Steel and Silver Inlaid Poleaxe Tomahawk, Circa 1770

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 USD

Bid:

38,000

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Very Fine and Rare Engraved Steel and Silver Inlaid Poleaxe Tomahawk

Circa 1770


The blade inscribed To your arms solder and feight (sic) continued into and inlaid silver crescent moon with initials JC engraved on either side of an eight-pointed star.

Height 19 3/8 in.; Axe head Length 7 7/8 in., Blade Length 4 1/2 in.

Reportedly found by Robert Abels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
William H. Guthman, Westport, Connecticut:
Bonham's, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, The William H. Guthman Collection, October 12, 2006, lot 45;
John Kolar, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Robert Abels, Bowie Knives, (New York: Robert Abels, 1960), p. 47;
Harold Peterson, American Indian Tomahawks, (New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1965), no. 91, p. 99;
William H. Guthman, Magazine Antiques, July 1966, p. 119;
William H. Guthman, U.S. Army Weapons 1784-1791, (Saratoga Springs, NY: American Society of Arms Collectors, 1975), p. 69;
William H. Guthman, Magazine Antiques, "Frontiersmen's Tomahawks of the Colonial and Federal Periods," March 1981, p. 660, fig. 2;
Daniel Hartzler and James Knowles, Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersmen Belt Axes, (privately printed), 1995, p. 82.
William H. Guthman, "Collecting Americana," American Society of Arms Collectors, No. 81, Fall 1999, p. 16, fig. 16;
James L. Kochan and Don Troiani, Don Troiani's Soldiers of the American Revolution (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007), p. 86.