Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.

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Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
Inuit Toggling Harpoon and Whalebone Adze, Inuit People, Alaska.
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Whalebone Adze

This primitive Inuit axe, or "adze", was made and utilized for paring, hollowing, or cutting wood, bone, and ivory. With he adzes, they would often prepare material for carving. It is made entirely from bone and held together with sinew lashings Walrus Ivory. The missing cutting edge would have been black stone or metal in a later period. It has acquired a magnificent patina on its handle.

Toggling Walrus Ivory Harpoon

The toggling harpoon head is an Inuit invention that dates back over a thousand years. While all other harpoon heads have barbs to hold fast in an animal’s flesh, the toggling harpoon head is unique in its retention system. Upon entering the body of a seal, walrus, or whale, the harpoon head remains as the harpoon shaft detaches and is pulled back to the hunter. Meanwhile, the line attached to a hole in the centre of the harpoon head is pulled taut, and the chair swivels in the flesh and forms a T-shaped anchor that cannot be withdrawn. The line is either connected to inflated sealskin floats when kayaks are used in the hunt or is engaged by hunters with the struggling sea mammal.

Dimensions 39cm x 3cm x 3,5cm