Some tomahawks were more decorative than others, although decorative hawks were typically personal items that warriors tended to hold very closely. This French Chippewa Axe is an example of one such axe, featuring great detailing and notable adornment. This axe is noteworthy for several reasons, as every inch of it is tastefully adorned, making it look like quite the impressive display piece. The axe head is crafted from carbon steel and features a flat bit, while the axe blade possesses a small, heart-shaped cut-out. The entire steel head of the axe is somewhat shaped and sculpted, making it quite decorative, while also featuring a pipe bowl poll on the opposing side. This pipe bowl connects to a channel, which runs down the center of the hardwood haft and connects to a pipe mouthpiece at the base of the axes haft. The hardwood haft also features decoration, in the form of little brass rivets at its top and bottom. The handle also tapers slightly towards the base, growing narrower to streamline the wood with the pipes mouthpiece. This axe is definitely a decoration, although thanks to its quality steel look, the French Chippewa Axe also would make a great side-arm to carry when you are in full-costume, if only to show off your personal style.
- Blade is Crafted from Carbon Steel
- Axe Head is Fitted onto a Hardwood Handle
- Blade and Haft are Extensively Decorated
- Features a Shaped Pipe Bowl Poll
- Possesses a Small Pipe Mouthpiece at End of Axe Haft
- A Great Ceremonial Item, Personal Accessory, or Display Piece