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Made for slave or penal use. 33” total length made of a braided leather grip with concealed lead head which, when gripped at the narrow end, is a cosh capable of delivering a disabling or even lethal blow. Double tongue end, each split to two “tails”. One of the four broken short. Possible as early as mid-century and the period of slavery in America. Well used with fine character. Similar examples were used to flog seamen until the 1880s.

Stock Number: FNS7365

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