Heckling (or "hackling") is the last of three steps in dressing flax, or preparing the fibers to be spun. It splits and straightens the flax fibers, as well as removes the fibrous core and impurities. Flax is pulled through heckling combs, which parts the locked fibers and makes them straight, clean, and ready to spin. After heckling flax is ready to be woven into linen.
Reckling Peak (76°16′S 159°15′E ) is an isolated peak, 2,010 m, which surmounts the central part of a ridge located at the icefalls at the head of Mawson Glacier. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and Navy air photos. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1964 for Lieutenant Commander Darold L. Reckling, pilot with U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6, 1961.
Reckling Moraine (76°15′S 158°40′E ) is a moraine located 8 nautical miles (15 km) west of Reckling Peak, the latter at the head of Mawson Glacier, Victoria Land. The site of the moraine is part of a long, narrow patch of bare ice that extends west from Reckling Peak, from which the moraine is named. The name arose following the collection of meteorites at the moraine by a United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) field party in the 1979-80 season.