British 1800’s Royal Navy Baleen Petty Officer’s Cosh

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British 1800's Royal Navy Baleen Petty Officer's Cosh

A good example of a British 1800's Royal Navy Baleen Petty Officer's Cosh.  These cosh's were used to keep seaman in order or whilst press ganging.  This cosh is lead-weighted to either end and bound with cord and then blackened - probably tarred.  The cosh is made from whale baleen that enables it to be flexible.

Condition of the Cosh

In fine overall condition with only a little wear.

Specifications of the Cosh

Length of the cosh is 13.5 inches.

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