Hatchet Marlin Mounts by King Sailfish Mounts.

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Hatchet Marlin Mounts are now available online from King Sailfish Mounts. You can even order online. KSM individually crafts each finely detailed mounted fish by hand, one-at-a-time. Every reproduction is airbrushed to resemble that species’ most vivid and striking color patterns. Initially formed to promote the release of local Atlantic sailfish, King Sailfish continues to be the leader in Marine Conservation–now offering all sizes and species of Saltwater Fish Mounts, including the Hatchet Marlin.

Hatchet Marlin. Occurring in the Mediterranean and western Atlantic, hatchet marlin once were considered to be an extremely rare catch. Rumored for years to be a separate billfish species, the “so-called” Hatchet Marlin is actually one of two familiar species: White Marlin or Roundscale Spearfish. According to John Graves, Chancellor Professor of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “The characters used to distinguish hatchet marlin, truncated dorsal and anal fins, can occur on either species. Most white marlin have rounded dorsal and anal fins, but a fraction do have the truncated type. All roundscale spearfish that I’ve looked at have had truncated fins. The best diagnostic character is the placement of the vent, which is 5-6 inches forward of the start of the anal fin in a roundscale spearfish, and only about 2 inches in front in a white marlin. Also, the branchiostegals are longer in roundscale spearfish, extending almost to the end of the operculum.”  More on Hatchet Marlin from John Graves.

Standard Features include: (at no extra charge) Custom Painting, Downturned Fired-Enamel Glass Eyes and Acrylic Teeth. Options include Expedited Production/Shipping and UV Inhibitive Polyurethane Outdoor Coating.
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Variety of Sizes Available: King Sailfish Mounts offers mounts of Hatchet Marlin in a wide variety of different sizes. (scroll down for size/selection) The models displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts and/or most popular sizes. For additional selection, contact us by phone or by email for further details:

Telephone: 954/784-8377 Email: kingsails@aol.com

Hatchet Marlin Replicas by King Sailfish Mounts….setting The Standard for Excellence.

Hatchet Marlin Release Certificate - King Sailfish Mounts
Complimentary Release Certificates – Available Online! Go to “Log-In-Your-Catch” and enter your catch data in the required fields….then download, print and frame!


Artist Note: The Hatchet Marlin Mount shown here was painted according to a photograph provided by the angler.

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