kiit’uu kun (Harpoon Head)

About this object

History of use

Detachable harpoon head

Physical description

Harpoon barb. Short blade-type metal point (2 1/4" long) inserted in a cleft at leading end of ivory shaft. Ivory shaft has eight pairs of large barbs and 14 pairs of smaller barbs. Trailing end has a large hole suitable for securing a retrieving line.