Walrus Tusk Club

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This walrus tusk club has a wring and a wooden inset at the end of the handle which is carved with a sealing scene. It is inscribed 'Seal and Walrus persuader/ Ship Morning Star/from New Bedford to Hudson Bay/ Sept. 30, 1864'. It is etched with a scene of 4 walruses on a piece of ice, with a ship in the background. "REPULSE BAY", BEADS HARBOUR", and "JAMES MARTIN/ ...BILLETT".