The Murdering Town Queen pipe tomahawk and stand was hand crafted using traditional tools and techniques to bring back a piece of the past by contemporary artist Iron John Logan. It was inspired by numerous antique tomahawks from the mid 18th century Colonial Frontier. The head is hand forged from a black powder rifle barrel, filed and whitesmithed to a gleaming finish, then patinaed with a historical blue vitriol wash. The hickory handle is heavily inlaid with poured pewter bands, diamonds and diagonals common to the time period and is aged with aquafortis with a hand rubbed oil finish. Handle is drilled for smoking and is sealed to the pipe head with a leather gasket like many of the originals. Solid pewter mouthpiece and head stock with a turned antler plug on the fore end. Edge is not steeled. Included stand is made from old oak barn timber with solid brass and felt armature. Tomahawk is signed and dated by the maker Iron John Logan

Measures 7 x 16-1/2 with a 2-1/2 inch edge. Stand measures roughly 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 by 7 tall. Together 10-1/2 overall height.


For full description and a lot more pictures please see the blog post

The Murdering Town Queen