|Groswater Palaeoeskimo Harpoon Heads|
|All three harpoon heads fit|
the same whale bone foreshaft.
|The selfbladed antler harpoon head is designed to toggle, but it also has a single barb to help secure it in the prey.|
|I used softwood for the main body of the harpoon and sealskin for the lines and lashing|
|A Newfoundland chert endblade lashed to an antler harpoon head with sinew. The foreshaft is whalebone and the braided line threaded through the harpoon head line hole is sinew.|
|I suspect Groswater hunters maintained similar spare harpoon heads for inevitably lost or damaged parts or different prey or hunting conditions.|
Photo Credits: Tim Rast