native arts trading

see also...Weaponry & Artifacts

Examples of Tomahawks, Pipe Tomahawks, Trade Axes

Weapons of the Native American Indian

Burnwork, brass studs, feather, brass inlay, aged , trade beads, various other beads, clay paint, hide gliue, etc. Starting at $349

(Replica) Northern Plains pipe tomahawk

brain tanned buckskin, glass beads, deer leg sinew, brass studs, clay paints, hide glue, etc

made for a client in Montana


Complete, elaborate silver & brass inlaid presentation models, which were brought to Indian leaders as gifts and manufactured for the Indian trade. Each nation producing tomahawk heads used their own patterns and markings. The English blade resembled a straight ax, the French was shaped like a fleur-de-lis, and the Spanish was in the shape of a broadax. However, it was the Indian artisans who gave the tomahawk its crowning glory with his beaded, carved, fur-covered, and painted handles, and stately beaded tabs and appendages, which were in perfect proportion and attached to the handle ends.

Plains Indian Tomahawk

Old tomahawks, pipe tomahawks, trade axes from the early 1800's to the early 1900's also available

prices start at $349.00

prices for an old tomahawk head 1800's - early 1900's - starting at $499

woodlands indian tomahawk

This tomahawk features a very old (antique) axe head

To compliment this feature a beautiful haft has been carved featuring a goose. It has also been also and polished with natural oil and clay paint s.. The haft is based on a museum replica with the same similar axe head. Lovely wood grain!

Old Tomahawk with replica Crow beaded pendant made of brain tan deer skin. The head looks to be real old, the haft seems to be newer but also quite old

Beadwork panel is approx. 7 - 1/2 inches (also edge beaded) Drop is 20 plus inches (including fringe), Tomahawk measure approx 20 inches long.



plains indian tomahawk
native american tomahawk

This tomahawk features an old tomahawk head. The haft is new but aged to compliment the head. It features brass studs, twisted fringe, calico ribbons colored with clay paints, hawk bells, deer hide, feather, braided leather, old trade beads from the 1800's, etc. Starting at $349

nez perce tomahawk
native american indian axe

working axe made for a client in Montana

Buffalo hide with fur on, brain tanned buffalo, lazy stitch beadwork, brass studs, etc

This Axe was made for a client that wanted to use as a working axe.

It features Nez Perce beadwork, brass studs, real sinew, file burn work trade cloth, clay paints, brain tanned deer skin, etc


"Finella Lodge"
by Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire AB30 1TR
Tel: +44 (0)1561 320914

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