Eskimo Carved letter opener with Swimming Man Handle

A very rare and unusual letter opener with the handle carved with a swimming man holding onto the blade. His head is skillfully carved and scrimshawed with great detail and is a separate piece attached at the neck.  The left side of the blade has a carefully scrimshawed image of a large king salmon.

L. 7 3/8"

c.  1960
#7562



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