Posted 7 years ago
This is a trade axe aka tomahawk which were made like this up until the mid 1800s. This style was on favored by American Indians and were generally used as tools. Although it was also used as a weapon. There was a version with a spike opposite the axe head which was primarily a weapon. Another version with a hammer head was favored by pioneers. The nomadic Indians liked these because they were light and they had to carry all their belongings on them. These would also be used by trappers and mountain men.
The axe head is 4 1/2" long and the shaft is about 15 1/2" long.
I keep it handy next to my Italian Cavalry sword.