Pipe Tomahawk help

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This is up for sale locally. Any chance its real?

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Yeah, It is a strange thing. I cant find any photos of any others with that "hook" on it.

Its has proper looking age and patina too me but I am now leaning towards it being an elaborate fake. I tested the buttons with a magnet and they are magnetic. From what I have discerned they are suppose to be pure copper if they are fur trade era.
 

LEGION 12

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Yeah, It is a strange thing. I cant find any photos of any others with that "hook" on it.

Its has proper looking age and patina too me but I am now leaning towards it being an elaborate fake. I tested the buttons with a magnet and they are magnetic. From what I have discerned they are suppose to be pure copper if they are fur trade era.
I like it .
 

Spey

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I would have to have a smoke to tell you if it's real ... ;-)
and "real" would need definition.

Can you tell if the stem/haft hole has been burned or drilled and is it lined (metal tube, etc.)?

Here is a bit crustier version of same (link below). I would say Cavet Emptor !##!

 
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