Fig. 16. The sea otter harpoon: iglax, shape and dimensions as described by Bill Tcheripanoff.

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  1. wooden shaft, uyuchtax: 92 cm long
  2. middle section, tumgwax, whalebone, attached to the shaft: 23 cm.
  3. detachable bone head, saxsidax
  4. line of braided tendons, umnax, connecting the tip of the harpoon to the shaft: approximately 1.20 m.
  5. thrower, ásxux: 40 cm.
  6. hole in the end of the shaft, designed to fit over the bone hook of the thrower.