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This fish grapple spear head derives from the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It's a rare find for us of an artifact from the "old school" of fishing for the likes of Muskie and Walleye and Northern Pike. And it's fully functional! We have had only one other of these "spear traps" in 30 years. It is stamp impressed "Norlund Williamsport PA USA". Made of heavy gauge "spring steel". All original paint and surfaces. This trapping device was mounted on a long shaft; jaws are set open; when the head is thrust down against the top of the fish's body, the rounded fingers retract and trigger the jaws which snap shut, capturing the fish. Dimensions: almost 14 inches long overall; about 5 inches with the jaws closed and 10 3/4 inches across with the jaws locked open; one inch diameter where the shaft would be inserted (that tapered throat is about 2 1/2 inches long). Note two holes in the contoured sleeve for securing the shaft). Condition is fully intact (strong, secure rivets, good surface patina) and functional. The tines of the claw are holding good, sharp points and clean edges. The spring release is very strong -- keep hands clear; this is a STRONG implement.
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Norlund Fish Grappling Spear -- uncommon find
$35 USD SOLD
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