I recently collected this great hammer-poll style tomahawk with a possible PA provenance. The 9.25" hickory handle appears to be original though I suspect it was the seller who shellaced it. Close to the head there are clear fitting marks left from the maker's knife.
The head is 7" inches long, with a 2.5" blade and an oval eye and iron wedges. It shows good symmetry overall. Although pitted in the body, the edge is less so - perhaps indicating a steeled edge. The blade has an obvious cant to it. This may have been for some functional or ergonomic purpose lost to us today.
I enjoyed the compact nature of this piece and its common shape. It no doubt served someone well.
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