Note: I have a call in and email to the maker to get additional information on this piece, will update this listing with any / all information from Mr. Szilaski after he gets back to me.
Summary: an absolutely gorgeous Pipe Hawk made by Mastersmith Joe Szilaski. I’ve had this 1-off Pipe Hawk tucked away for years and years, I’ve come to realize that a hawk collector will appreciate it much more than I do so it’s time to let it go.
This Pipe Hawk has never been used, head with original edge. The butt end and collars appear to be nickel silver (though don’t quote me, I’m just not sure), there’s tarnish on the three pieces of hardware that I opted to leave be. That said, all could be cleaned up quickly and easily. The handle appears to be curly maple, no dings or handling marks. The deep relief engraving on the head and inlays in the head / bowl are absolutely gorgeous, a true masterpiece.
Head: 7-1/4” edge to end of bowl
Overall Length: 21”
11 photos for review – as shown, a large carry case is provided for transit and safe storage. Apologies in advance for all the reflections in the photographs, they do this beautiful Hawk no justice. Much better in person, simply exquisite and perfect for display / collection purposes. Best offer added to the price as I am just not sure of today’s market value of Joe’s custom Hawk’s. As should go without saying, unrealistic or lowball offers ignored and all fair offers considered. Thanks and good luck.