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SUGGESTED READING

       American Indian Tomahawks
by Harold Peterson
The "bible" of tomahawk collectors since 1965. Pretty much set the standard
Still solid info 35 years later.
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             Indian Tomahawks and Frontiersman  Belt Axes
by Daniel Hartzler and James Knowles
Quickly reaching "The new testament" status. I've been informed by one of the authors
that the revised 4th edition with many new photos is due soon. I'm looking forward to it.
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                     Swords and Blades of the American Revolution
by George Neumann
Another valuable book for the early axe collector, and a must for Halberd,spontoon
and other rev war era pole arm collectors.
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 Tomahawks * Pipe Axes of the American Frontier  
by John Baldwin
Tons of photos, almost too many as they seem to run together in a blur.
Yet dispite the high price and the thiness of the book or whether you disagree
with Baldwin's "time phases" or have other "issues" with the author it is certainly
worth owning
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       Tomahawks Illustrated
by Robert Kuck
A small paper back packed with decent b/w photos of our favorite stuff, many
currently owned by TATCA member Mike S. and others sold by Hendershott's
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Firearms, Trap & tools of the mountain men
by Carl P. Russell
No photos, but likable line drawings with plenty of
useful and interesting information/text.
A real bargan.
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Indian Trade Relics
By Lar Hothem
Right off the bat I'll have to admit that a photo of a spike tomahawk in one of Hothem's
earlier books played no small part in sparking the switch in the focus of my collecting
native American artifacts from prehistoric to post contact. I never cared much for trade
artifacts at that point in time but always loved that spike axe.
This is for the money one hell of a bang for the buck. All color photos.
Over all  pretty good effort
If I were to say anything negative about it I would say that the trade axe section might
contain a few of the recent Portuguese imports that have been  flooding the market.
All that aside I'd say buy it.
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American Polearms
1526-1865
The Lance,Halberd,Spontoon,Pike and Naval Boarding Weapons.
by Rodney Hilton Brown
If you collect pole arms ie: halberds, spontoons, pikes this is a great book,
for boarding or other axes/tomahawks other books might be better.
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Boarders Away! With steel
by William Gilkerson.
Great book. We could use more like it.
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The Axe and Man
by Charles Heavrin.
General axe collectors book.
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American Axes
by Henry Kauffman.
General axe collectors book.
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Suggested Viewing

A  History Of The Pipe Tomahawk
 (Part One)
By R.D. Davis company
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