Antique "Rummage" Style Hardwood Walking Stick

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An antique sword walking stick with a hardwood body. This stick is reminiscent of the late 19th Century Customs and Excise “rummage” sticks produced by Robert Mole.  It is possible that it was a forerunner or that it was a provincially made stick to fulfil a similar role.

The 710mm square section blade tapers to a needle-sharp point. The blade is heavy and robust with no flex, ideal for poking into sacks in search of contraband. The blade in generally good condition and has age related tarnish. The blade is riveted firmly within the crooked handle.

The blade sheathes snugly within the body of the cane and is held firmly without rattle or play.

The crook handle of the cane has the letter D carved into the top of the crook. The cane has a tarnished copper collar and a brass and steel ferrule.

The cane is in good condition and is without cracks or damage. The wood has a wonderful aged patina.

Total length 900mm.

Disclaimer: All sword canes sold by Bygone Blades are sold as historical collectables. They are sold for decorative collectable purposes only. In the United Kingdom and many other countries, it is a serious criminal offence to use a sword cane in public.


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