Native American Cherokee Made Brass Hatchets with Working Pipes
These beautiful buckskin-wrapped brass hatchets are trimmed by hand with beads and fur. The Large and Medium have working pipes (Smokerhawks). The heart cutout, or weeping heart, was a trade item. This tomahawk would have been present during talks of peace. If the talks went well, the pipe of the tomahawk would be smoked and passed as a symbol of peace then taken out and buried--the weapon would not be used. (This is where we got the phrase "Bury the hatchet"). Leather, beads, and fur color will vary. Certificate of Authenticity included.