Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 9361. An interesting iron battle axe / Halberd head / tomahawk. Probably American 18th-19th century. Overall length 19 inches with an axe blade on one side and a hook on the other. The spear point 9 inches long. The Halberd/tomahawk was an extremely effective weapon because it was very versatile. The spear point could be used to keep distance from the enemy and made it capable for a man on foot to effectively attack mounted soldiers. The slicing axe blade could cause vicious damage because the halberd could generate very powerful slices with long swings. Many halberds also had hooks opposite the blade side. This allowed the wielder to hook into the clothing of a mounted enemy and pull him to the ground. This item is almost identical to plate number 11 in the book by Daniel D Hartzler & James A Knowles "Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersmen belt axes". Ref 9361.If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.