Recently won this on Ebay, 52" long, was told it dates to 1901 & the Discovery Expedition 1901-1904, seller purchased it 16 years ago from a museum that was closing dedicated to Robert Falcon Scott. Any ideas how I go about proving the "story" as I'm having difficulty finding a list of artifacts collected. Any assistance would be much appreciated.
Is 52" small, medium, large for this type of fish?
Another name for a swordfish is a Marlin, a game fish, fished in many places in the world and perfectly legal to trade (unless it is the chinese variety). What you have here is a SAWFISH snout which is a type of shark and protected under international law via the CITES agreement appendix 1.