This is a Native American war hammer that we can trace back over 60 years with the same family ownership. I am not an artifact expert but expect this to have been made in the late 1800s or very early 1900s. It is beaded but does have some loss of beads and needs to be repaired so addional beads are not lost. It is 25 inches long and the stone in the end is 5 inches by 2 and 1/2 inches. The stone is nicely and evenly groved all around. It appears to have some type of leather sowen over the whole length of the wood piece underneath. Around the stone are 17 (should be 18 but one is missing) metal tack like pieces. The tacks are placed right into the leather portion over the wood. The pictures tell the best story of it's age and history.T was a break somew in it's history and someone wrapped white cloth (like medical tape) around a 3 inch portion of the handle. I did not mess with it and will leave restoration to someone who knows what they are doing. It is an awesome artifact and worthy of a good home in a museum or serious collectors possesion. I am currently listing 2 Native American arrows that were with the war hammer for all these years.
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