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2626 Rare Whale Blubber Mincing Knife

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Double handled whale blubber mincing knife from a whale ship. Marked “LFJ”; the L and J are clear but the F does not show up in the image. Two purposefully cut notches are on one handle. In use wear. 33 1/4 in. long. American. 19th C.

Knives such as this one were used on a bench called the "mincing horse" to mince the "horse pieces" of blubber into "bible leaves" to be tossed into a try pot for rendering. They are very scarce.    

2626 Mincing Knife
Item# 2626

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