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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