The tomahawk, sometimes referred to as a “hawk,” is a type of axe that was commonly used by the Native Americans and European Colonials in the early days of America. The name entered the English language in the 17th century as an adapted version of a Powhatan word.
In the 18th and 19th century, thousands of unique tomahawks were made by hand so that no two were exactly alike. Metal tomahawk heads were first introduced based on Royal Navy boarding axes, and before they came into common use, they were used as a trade item with Native Americans. Prior to this, tomahawk heads were usually made of stone.
Tomahawks were used as tools as well as melee or thrown weapons. Today, modern tomahawks serve several different purposes:
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