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This is an outstanding Central Plains Crow Apsaalooke double bladed Spontoon Gunstock War Club dating to the 19th Century. The piece shows a truly artistic styling with a nice brass trade tacked pattern wit old red, blue and green mineral ocher painted finish. The tomahawk is made of a hand-carved hardwood gunstock haft / handle with straight body and up swinging end having a nice diamond shaped pommel grip stop. The piece shows two Revolutionary War era style blades which are secured with poured bullet lead or pewter, the blades do not appear to have makers marks, but have been cleaned at one time of corrosion by a previous collector. There is a pierced hole at the bottom end that likely held a wrist thong or drop of feathers at one time. Provenance: From the fantastic Tom Hardy Ex-Collection of American Indian weapons. Pictured in the upcoming 2019 book, “Rare American Indian Weapons Volume 2” by Mark Francis. Measures overall 41”L with 7.5’ long blades.

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Crow Apsaalooke Spontoon Gunstock War Club 19th C.

Estimate $4,000 - $8,000Sep 07