41 ½” length. Slightly tapered hardwood shaft with swelled integral nock and triple fletching secured with spiral thread wrap. Forged iron head with short conical socket, long bolster, and tapered point with single heavy barb. The shaft with fine plant fiber cord wrap from which issue three thicker plant fiber cords secured with a similar wrap to the iron head base allowing the head to detach while securely tethered to the shaft. These are used for pig hunting. See Smithsonian Institution; United States National Museum, Bulletin 137 (1926) plate 3 #5 & 6 and plate 4 #11 &12 where these are described as harpoons and used for pig hunting. Wonderful dark glossy patina throughout and undamaged but for some tattering of the fletching. From a small group which are the only examples we have seen on the market.
Item ID: A3114

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