This pipe tomahawk started life as a very different tool; an early 20th century shingling hatchet found in a bucket of rusty tools at a flea market. The head was heavily reworked to reflect the look of a late 18th century design, including drilling out the hammer poll for a pipe bowl. Once assembled, a patina was applied to both wood and metal to give the piece a well-used appearance. Not based off of a particular original piece, I incorporated details found on a variety of early tomahawks. Though the head looks nothing like it once did, a small notch was intentionally left in the lower edge of the blade in recognition of its former purpose.