Type which served in Colonial America in the series of Anglo French wars from 1689 through the French and Indian War of 1754-63 and again in the Revolution. The earlier conflicts were territorial as the French and English (occasionally Spanish as well) fought to establish sovereignty over territories whose boundaries were undefined. The French were often in league with Indians of the Five Nations. This example is 81” in length with iron head with thick diamond section spear point. The axe bit is balanced with a curved back fluke and both are pierced, chisel line detailed and formed with an eagle head on the front. The wood haft is slightly tapered through its length and bears its original colored tassel. See Neumann 14.PA for an American version of this form.