A HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON WHALING BOARDING FLENSING CLEAVER C. 19TH CENTURY

Item: 100

An incredibly heavy cleaver used for the precarious and dangerous job of flensing a whale for its oil. Beautifully preserved, with a sharp cutting edge and a long handle finished with a bent eyelet for hanging. One can only imagine the journeys this piece has been on.

 

Dimensions:

 

Width of Handle - 2.5cm / 0.98 inches

 

Length of Handle - 25cm / 9.84 inches 

 

Width of Blade - 8.3cm / 3.26 inches

 

Overall Length - 40cm / 15.74 inches

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