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Old 15th January 2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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I have been loaned this by a lady who has had this item hanging up in her in her cottage . She was told that it was a whaling tool for cutting up baleen but I am unsure. Anyone seen anything like this before > Overall length inc shaft is 100 cm , blade length inc socket is 30 cm. The width of the tip is 5 cm . The blade is very sharp both at the tip and the edges.
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Old 15th January 2017, 02:51 PM   #2
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Old 15th January 2017, 03:00 PM   #3
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Reminds me a bit of a flensing tool for whaling.
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I see your point ( oops ) but I have some of these Tuareg spears and it is not like them ... this is very sharp and designed for cutting
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Reminds me a bit of a flensing tool for whaling.


Yes that is what the owner believed it was
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Try to Google for flensing tools for whales.
You will see that there are many different flensing tools, but I too think this is a whale flensing tool.
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Try to Google for flensing tools for whales.
You will see that there are many different flensing tools, but I too think this is a whale flensing tool.


Thanks Yes , I have had a look and it does seem to be one of the smaller types . much appreciated.
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