Some track irons have tiny heads, the almost look like delicate instruments. Others, like this one, have slightly larger heads and were bludgeons. Hold this club in your hands and you know you are holding a weapon!
This unmarked circa 1840 track iron has a 6" hosel, a thick/heavy head, and a beautifully dished face. The club weighs just over 19 ounces, which is heavy, especially when you consider that all the weight is out on the far end of a 38 1/4" shaft. The shaft appears to be original, with the hosel pin untouched and blending into the hosel on both sides so well its hard to find. The grip is a modern replacement, but its well done and matches the sheepskin grips from the mid-1800s to a T.
The Forgan pattern hand-hammered gutty ball shown for perspective is not part of this lot, but is offered as its own lot in this auction.
This track iron is on the far right, next to the hand-hamered gutty ball lot 10.