Nina Hellman marine antiques home For Collectors Services About Contact
Shipping & Return PoliciesPrivacyView Cart
Nautical Nantucket

Antique American Double Flue Whaling Harpoon

Product Description

2696 American double flue whaling iron. This harpoon is in good condition with moderate pitting and showing signs of use in the whale fishery. Mounted in authentic fashion with an “iron strap” and marlin covering on the socket and appropriate marlin seizings to the replicated pole. The head is 3 3/4 in. wide. Length of iron, 40 in. Overall length 107 1/2 in. An early example of a scarce style harpoon with unreadable ship, boat and maker’s marks. Ca 1830-40.

Double flue harpoons are scarce, as the industry began using toggle irons almost exclusively after the mid 19th century. 

2696 Double Flue Whaling Harpoon
Item# 2696

Call for Info