Antique Large Cast Iron Fisherman’s Flensing Blade & Leather Sheath Maritime


  • I am pleased to offer this Great Unique Antique Cast Iron Whale Flensing Blade
  • Likely Early 1800s, somehow used to trim blubber for lamp oil.
  • Knife is black cast iron; features a long narrow tang and a slightly curved tip
  • Blades are slightly dull from age, but do retain an edge 
  • Sheath features a side opening with slits for fastening on top and sides; currently has no ropes or clasps.
  • Measurements: approx. knife 20-1/2″ inches long x 3-1/4″ inches wide; sheath 21-1/2″ long x 5″ inches wide.
  • Most Unusual Addition to any collection!


SKU: 34511 Category: Antiques Tags: Antiques, Maritime, Other Maritime Antiques


Some wear marks present from use and age throughout; light oxidation present on exposed areas. No visible cracks. Sheath has visible wear and marks present from use and age throughout with light scratches; visible cracks in leather on the crease mostly.


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