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Lot 0088A Details

The lot features an exceptional hand-crafted presentation grade pipe tomahawk by renowned museum relic crafter, Marc Beaucamp. The piece is done in the styling of the Great Lakes Native American Indian region of the early 19th Century era. The tomahawk is signed on the right side, “MB” by the artist Marc Beaucamp. The tomahawk shows a forged construction with a polished blade having an octagon gun barrel eyelet haft hole with an octagon gun barrel pipe bowl being threaded into the hand carved and turned solid wood haft. The end of the tomahawk shows a Revolutionary war spontoon like spear point blade that is also threaded and serves as the anchor to hold the haft and head together, but also is the pipes air draw. The octagon pipe bowl was actually forged from an early large caliber octagon barrel with the seven-rifling twist still being visible on the inside of the bowl. The spear point has six carved punched cut-out accents showing a round area with three to four points. The left side of the blade shows a hand engraved scene of an early Colonial American frontiersman from the 18th Century holding a musket hunting a deer with his dog at his side and framed by two beautiful trees. The right side of the blade shows a similar 18th Century Colonial American frontiersman being grabbed at the chest by a much larger Native American Indian Chief who has a similar pipe tomahawk (with spear point) drawn above his head preparing to strike. The right side also shows a large beautiful tree. Both sides of the blade, eyelet hole, and bowl each show an exceptional brass or gold-filled inlay and engraving that is of the highest quality craftsmanship. The tomahawk is in a close resemblance to the image attached to this listing of a Great Lakes Pipe Tomahawk from circa 1800 that is on display at the British Museum collection in England. For additional reference a similar pipe tomahawk is pictured in the 1995 book “Tomahawks and Pipe Axes of the American Frontier” by John Baldwin, page 21 figure 036. The piece shows some of the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail and is truly a work of art. Again, this was done by Marc Beaucamp, a modern museum relic artisan blacksmith, and carries a contemporary age. The other tomahawks that have been referenced for design carry an auction estimate of value of $20,000 to $30,000. This piece measures 16 7/8”L x 6.75”W x 1 5/8”D (the handle is 1 5/8” at its widest). The blade is 3.5”L across the edge and the pipe bowl shows a 5/8” opening that is 1 5/8”D.
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Great Lakes Museum Presentation Pipe Tomahawk

Estimate $1,000 - $3,000Apr 07, 2018
Starting Price $25
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Bozeman, MT, USA