SOLD - one-piece whalebone cane with fishing gaff handle

Ref : 14647

A good one-piece whaler-made whalebone walking cane - of thick natural form, with an octagonal sectional shaft and a handle looped into a crook or fishing gaff - a gaff is used to stab a large fish under the backbone and hook it in if there is concern its weight is too great for the fishing line or pole

Date circa: 1860

Country: English

~ length of handle 6.5cm / 2.5in, overall length 89.5cm / 34.9in

price: SOLD

Ref : 14647

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