Colonial Era Tomahawk
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Tomahawks were one of the main weapons used by Native American Indians. However their arsenal included a variety of weapons used for hunting and fighting. Some of them were spears (they were long sticks with sharp points on them), bows and arrows,war clubs and daggers. Tomahawks were used for hunting and fights, and so was the bow and arrow. The war club was only used for war. The dagger was used for both also. The Way They Hunted The indians that lived on the plains took weeks planning for a hunt. Everyone had to work together to have a sucessful hunt. The warriors dressed in buffalo or wolf skins and scare the buffalo toward the men that were waiting for the buffalo to run past and then shoot them with bows and arrows, hit them with tomahawks, stab them with daggers, throw spears at them or any thing else they could use to kill the buffalo. Then the women and children would drag all the meat back to the camp.
Hand-forged, this replica Revolutionary War tomahawk carried by early American fighting men and features a hefty hickory wood handle, 3.5" carbon steel blade.
Tomahawk Length: 18", Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Tomahawks were general purpose tools used by Native Americans and European Colonials alike, and often employed as a hand-to-hand or a thrown weapon, much like the African nzappa zap. It originally featured a stone head, but later iron or brass heads were used. The metal tomahawk heads were originally based on a Royal Navy boarding axe and used as a trade-item with Native Americans for food and other provisions.
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