This riding crop dates to the late 19th Century and is made from a single long piece of horn. It is probably the horn from a large African antelope such as an Oryx. The handle of the crop is carved in the shape of a horses’ leg with a white metal horseshoe on the bottom of the hoof. The handle of the crop is also the handle of a concealed blade.
The thrusting blade measures 315mm and ends in a bodkin point.
The crop has a total length of 597mm.
The riding crop shows signs of age and use and has been repaired on the handle. A small hole has been worn in the body of the crop. The crop remains strong and tight, and the concealed blade is firm in the handle. The blade sheaths and draws well and is held firmly within the body of the crop.
This is an unusual and highly collectable item.
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