forged iron blade, having ovoid opening and small flange on underside, overall length 8.75 in., width of blade 2.75 in.
second half 18th century
Listed in Peterson's American Indian Tomahawks:
Parke: The name appears on a pipe tomahawk of the second half of the 18th century, which also bears the British broad arrow. This may be William Parks.
Parkes, William: England. Supplier to the Hudson's Bay Company, 1770-1790.
Peterson, Harold. American Indian Tomahawks (1971: 50)
Obvious wear and weathering.
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