i found these at a garage sale. the man was an old duck hunter /trapper and he used them alot, he said he received the older one from a man who trapped back in the 20-30's. he thought it might be over 100 yrs old.the newer one was made by him in the 50's. the old er one is 11' i've never seen any poles like these with blades on the end and the shoe on one. the detail work on the older pole is very well done.