Monday, April 12, 2010

Tomahawk II

The tomahawk is a much romaticized weapon of the Native Americans. Certainly it would have been utilized as a fighting weapon, but much more common and of much more use was as a chopping tool for day to day camp use. The earliest blades were made of stone, sometimes very crudely but with a serviceable edge, and was later replaced by metal axe heads traders bartered with for furs. I knapped several blades out in January and have been waiting for the inspiration to haft them.

6 comments:

Millán Mozota said...

You talk about war use and utilitarian use.
¿didn't the tomahawk have a simbolic -status or religion- meaning?
(i always though so, but i'm almost a completely ignorant about american natives).

Triballica said...

Hey Mark Where have you been? I was getting worried. I´m glad you are back at showing the nice stuff you make. I have been missing it.
Nice tomahawk.

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torjusgaaren said...

Extremely nice looking Tomahawk!

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