Mohican pipe tomahawk

April 15, 2009

This ‘hawk is based loosely on an original Mohican tomahawk. The symbolic heart is part of the interpretation. What struck me working on this piece is the duality of theĀ  peaceful ceremonial pipe, balanced by the bellicose cutting edge.

Steel tomahawk head mounted on Brazilwood shaft with sterling band. Heart pierced through blade, engraved on both faces.

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Sword, ca 1400 AD

April 8, 2009

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This sword is based on a Western European sword, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, NYC. Seeing this sword in person, I got the chills, as it is simultaneously an object of incredible beauty, and also capable of dealing death very efficiently. The blade is just over 3″ long and made of tool steel, with a shank going up through the handle and pommel. Guard and pommel are sterling silver, and the grip wrap is of brass.

The overall length is 4″, and the thong is waxed linen with sterling clasps.