Antique Collectables 19thc 'Bosun's' Thread Covered Weighted Persuader

Antique Collectables 19thc 'Bosun's' Thread Covered Weighted Persuader

Code: MS 7778

Dimensions:

L: 11" (27.9 cm)Di: 1.5" (3.8 cm)

SOLD

very unusual example of an early 19thc 'Bosun's' Persuader....these collectable items were used by senior non commissioned naval officers to be used to keep sailors in line and to press-gang those men that were unwilling to join the service....this fine example is made of a central shaft of malacca, which was used for the finest walking sticks and canes of the period....it is weighted at each end with lead and is covered in fine thread....I have never had one made of malacca , usually made from baleen .....it is the last one to be offered for sale from the dealer's collection , I bought the other two from and as he says it is his favourite, as he has never seen one made like this......excellent condition.

English. C1820-40.         Provenance: Dealers own collection.