European Sword as Riding Crop-1880s
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1980: Item # 109041
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
|A weapon of self defense while on horseback or as you stroll down the avenue-leather covered riding crop concealing a sharp pointed short sword-overall length 26 inches-sword is 19 inches-sword is in fine condition-wear to leather portion of crop-- snap portion coming off-blade is graduated thicker and wider at the hilt-it is designed to protect--and would be a rude surprise to any mugger--piece has enough heft to be welded as a club--probably late 19th century-leather worn--most likely German-certainly European|