Narwhal Tusk Tip Fid


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Narwhal Tusk Tip Fid

A repurposed Inuit harpoon tip made from the pointed end from a narwhal's tusk, roughly shaped and hewn towards the end, holed for seal sinews to secure this to the wooden shaft of a harpoon. With a fine glossy patina. Apparently traded with a mariner early in the 20th century who has then made this into a good and handy fid, with a turned wooden bearer; an excellent tool for the splicing of ropes. The tusk 19th century, as a fid, early 20th century.


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