A rare late 19th century unusual Blacksmith forged double head eel fishing spear
A charming antique late 19th / early 20th century double head eel fishing spear.
A wonderful reminder of bygone times and country pursuits.
This lovely example was hand forged by a blacksmith and is very unusual in its design of two spear heads. Obviously intended to give the user more chance to catch the eel.
We have never had one of the same construction and it certainly is a rarer design.
29cm widest point
16cm deepest point
These are highly collectible and sought after for their decorative purposes. Eel spears design varies depending on the location it was made.
In nice condition with black painted surface giving a strong bold contrast when displayed. This enhances its sculptural aesthetic.
One point connecting one tine no longer affixed. This particular time has movement but is still connected. See images.
All other welds good and structurally sound.
Condition and wear commensurate with age as illustrated in the photographs.