A fine and unusual riding crop with a concealed blade.
This crop measures 52cm closed.
Drawn it is 42cms long with a blade 24cms long.
Likely from the early 20th century, the exact use of these crops is unknown other than personal protection when in the field, certainly a surprise for any attacker.
The grip and ball pommel are plaited leather straps over what is likely a timber core.
The sheath is plaited leather like material over a rolled metal sleeve and ends in a short leather strap.
The blade is rectangular in form and tapers to a very sharp tip.
A rare item in very good condition.