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Late 19th Century


Hinged barbs. Detachable shank and head. According to the consignor, only one other harpoon of this kind has been identified and is in the Mystic Seaport Collection.
Length 33.25".
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  • Provenance: Paul Vardeman, Kansas City, Missouri. Illustrated: Whaling Harpoons, Whaling Guns and Related Weapons and Tools by Arthur Credland, Second Supplementary Volume, 2016.

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