Circa 1790 Extraordinarily Rare Massive Bunker Iron....
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3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
The identifying characteristics of these early irons are the following:
The clubs are very heavy, they have a massive hosel which is long and thick, the blade is quite large and concave, often with evidence of blacksmith hammer marks on the face. There is also sawtooth nicking at the top of the hosel which is prominent and sharp. The shaft is thick and bulky, being pinned through the hosel to connect it to the head. The ancient iron being offered here dates to the late 1700's and is in the kind of patinated condition one would expect considering the use it was put through and its age. There is no way to tell how old the shaft is, but one can assume it was replaced several times during the club's playing days up to about 1850. This shaft might be much more recent than that. The grip appears to be a fairly modern replacement (probably twenty or thirty years old) showing excellent workmanship. In collecting early irons, it is the head that counts, and this one is indeed a rarity with a "WOW!" factor that speaks for itself. Lot derives from the Philadelphia Private Golf Museum.
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