Though frequently used as a weapon when originally introduced to Native American Indians, the hand forged tomahawk also served as a tool, a ceremonial object, a decorative item, and a symbol of leadership. One of the most popular versions of the tomahawk doubled as what came to be called a peace pipe. A blade and a pipe bowl balanced each other at either end of the tomahawk's handle. When this so-called peace pipe was smoked in council or given as gifts, pipe tomahawks helped to seal alliances or treaties between different groups. Has a decorated hardwood handle and a polished stainless steel axe head and pipe.