A couple of original spike hawks

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I bought these at a public auction about 30 or 35 years ago. I think I paid $25 each or it may have been $25 for the pair. I added the hafts from stuff I had picked up somewhere. The owner was a collector and downsizing his collection.
I also bought a 3 1/2 point blanket at the time. It was snow heavily at the time so I left before the auction ended. A friend of mine was there and bought a Jaeger really cheap. He woulda had to pay more if I had been there to bid.
 

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Ice axes. Late 19th-early 20th century. ;)
Not sayin’ you’re wrong and I’m right. Ice axes appear to have manufacturer’s stamps or marks. My have none.

Some research has turned up evidence leaning both ways, from the same source. Another source pictures the same type as mine as a tomahawk.

Until it is proven otherwise to me, I stand by my claim. I bought ‘em and know what was said when auctioned.

At any rate, valuable or not, original or not, they are mine and when I pass, along with my firearms, knifes etc, they get passed on to my only daughter.
 

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I'm not trying to be mean, but there has been quite a brisk business going on for several decades, selling anything and everything as a gen-u-wine Indian tomahawk. Caveat emptor.
 
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I'm not trying to be mean, but there has been quite a brisk business going on for several decades, selling anything and everything as a gen-u-wine Indian tomahawk. Caveat emptor.
Reread my post. At no point did I say they are genuine “Indian tomahawks”.

Everyone’s an expert when it comes to the internet. I don’t know you, your background or credentials, so I take your assessment of my “spike tomahawks” based on photos, with a grain of salt. I‘ll stick with the collector’s description.

I’ll give considerable thought to posting photos of my “3 1/2 point blanket” it probably came from Walmart.
 

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Reread my post. At no point did I say they are genuine “Indian tomahawks”.

Everyone’s an expert when it comes to the internet. I don’t know you, your background or credentials, so I take your assessment of my “spike tomahawks” based on photos, with a grain of salt. I‘ll stick with the collector’s description.

I’ll give considerable thought to posting photos of my “3 1/2 point blanket” it probably came from Walmart.
I can assure you, Stophels' background and "credentials" are pretty much impeccable. However, that does mean he is right and you are wrong, but if it came to a wager, I would bet on Stophel.
 

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Spike hawks, ice axes, whatever..., in the period of the revolutionary and French and Indian wars when militiamen were ordered to have included in their accouterments a belt axe, tomahawk, or large knife, which I have read mentioned in numerous books about the northeastern colonies, I don't see any reason why one of these wouldn't have made it into the hands of a soldier, and possibly even as personal preference. That long narrow blade is quite attractive as a tomahawk.
 

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