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Rare Mid 1700's George Smith & Sons HBC Fur Trade Axe Tomahawk

CAD 9,044.00 or Best Offer 12d, CAD 53.20 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: little_debbies_fun_stuff (9,462) 100%, Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 400928498646 Hello ~ For sale is this rare and historically significant mid 1700's genuine George Smith & Sons fur trade axe head. The dating on the marks are 1747 -1787. It was discovered in northern Manitoba in the early 1900's. It shows 3 identical touch marks or guild marks from George Smith & Sons of Sheffield England. The marks are very visible and discernible. They show a crown that has a tiny "G" in the middle, and below the letters SS, for Smith & Sons. The eye hole is the earlier style, very round\circular, the design was in use mid to late 1700's Some of the earliest HBC forts in North America were in operation in Northern Manitoba -as early as the late 1600's and early 1700's, two of which were York Factory and Churchill. The axe head shows what one would expect to see on an early trade item, the surface is pitted and it shows a rusted patina. It measures approx. 6 1/4 inches in length, the end of the blade measures 3 1/2 inches high, the height of the eye is 2 inches and the eye hole itself measures 1 1/2 inches across. Trade axes were a highly valued commodity in the fur trade. They were used not only as a tool of function, but also as a early form of currency in North America. They acted as a unit of trade between the Europeans and Native Americans. A tangible piece North American history, a very desirable trade axe with George Smith & Sons affiliation. Thank you~ if you reside outside of North America, please contact me for a shipping quote. **I MAIL QUICKLY WITH CARE. BE SURE TO CHECK OUR OTHER LISTINGS! THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! >>>>>>>>CLICK HERE TO LOOK AT MY OTHER STUFF, IT'S FUN! hbc axe: trade axe, tomahawk: trade ax

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