Gilbert Islands 19th Century Shark Tooth Sword Ex - Beverly Massachusetts Historical Society
This Gilbert Islands shark tooth sword measures 22 1/4" long and is an early example. A deaccessioned piece from the Beverly Massachusetts Historical Society that has bindings comprised of coconut fiber as well as human hair as is typical on older Gilbert swords. There is loss to the teeth as you can see in the pics but it is a nice old example. There is a glossy patina on the pommel of the sword from handling over time.