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A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A pike head with a broken shank, found by Lieutenant W.R. Hobson at an abandoned camp site at Cape Felix, King William Island on 25 May 1859. The tents had been held up by boarding pikes, the heads of which had been twisted off their poles. Hobson thought the staffs had been used for firewood. The pike heads were collected by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-1859.
- Image reference: F5010
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London