Bear Warrior's Axe
Created by non-Native American artist Dan Chapman, this axe exhibits trademark Native American inspired craft - from a stylized bear claw insignia, cut from the hand-forged head to the leather wrapped wooden handle.
Fringes, Italian glass beads, red trade cloth, and feather fluffs finish this tribal weapon. According to legend, bears were honored as a powerful spirit. They were specially noted for their bravery and fighting strength, and therefore many American Indian weapons brandish the bear as a warrior symbol. It was believed that when a Native American warrior displayed the image of a bear on his shield he received the bear's attributes in battle.
Length 21 | Width 8 inches
Length 53.3 | Width 20.3 cm
*Note: All measurements are approximate.
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