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Large “V”-shaped halibut hook made of two pieces of wood. Arms are tied together with fibre cording at the angled end. Longer piece is thin and straight, thicker piece has a triangular head and an iron barb tied to its other end. Barb faces inwards and is at an acute angle. Wooden wedge tied to thicker arm with fishing twine. Twine is long, fraying and white-grey. The thin arm of the hook is carved into an otter-like figure, with a hole through its middle. A thick and braided piece of fibre cording, with a knotted loop end, is strung through the hole.


The two halibut hooks, 3460/1-2, were collected in Alaska, probably around 1920, by Franklin D. Scott (the father of a friend of the donor), who had spent a summer fishing in Alaska to pay for college.

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