Don’t let its tiny head fool you. it might look like a delicate instrument, but this sleek stick was made to dig and do battle. It really packs a punch at impact—that is if you can actually connect with the ball! What a tiny head!
Track irons in the 1860s are known for being heavier than most irons and having a small head. This iron with its thick blade and 5 1/2" long hosel is indeed heavy, but its concave, dished face is exceedingly small. The 39" shaft and sheepskin grip are original. There is some old whipping/thread wrapped around the grip to help it stay together. This appears to be as old as the club, which is superb!
The Eclipse ball shown is for perspective and not part of this lot, but is its own lot—#22. For an exceedingly rare, large head track iron from this same period, see lot 19.