22" length. Straight haft supporting an egg shaped lead head on stepped socket. Entirely sheathed in stitched seam leather. Leather dry, some surface scuffs as expected and the butt worn. Popular in lawless precincts, especially the wharf districts, where they were used to capture seamen for press crews. That process was known as Shanghaiing and its practitioners known as crimps. It was widely practiced, particularly on the West Coast where ships crews were lost to the gold fields after 1849.

Stock Number: 95-361

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