Item ES9 - Eskimo Walrus or Seal Toggle Harpoon Head.

Probably from the Eastern Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland), this toggle harpoon is fitted with an iron blade (fastened with an ivory pin) that dates it to post-contact time—probably in the early 19th century.  The head is formed from walrus ivory.  The blade is positioned to toggle across its width, while the back of the head has a contrived asymmetry that will cause it rotate with a twist to reduce the likelihood that it will pull out.  It is fixed in the head with an ivory pin.  The head is 5 ¼ inches long, including the iron head, with the maximum width of the blade being 1 1/8 inches. The bored hole to receive the foreshaft of the harpoon assembly is without breaks.  It has nice, original tool marks.  Fine





Price -  $200.00


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