This is an old and unusual riding crop with a carved horn handle that looks like a hound dog about to bite. The surprise comes when you pull out the hound handle and discover it's also attached to a steel blade inside the leather sheath.

This riding crop dates to the late 19th Century and most likely came from England where 'the hunt' was an important part of social life.

The blade measures 13.5 inches long and ends in a bodkin point. The entire crop measures 20 inches long.

The blade shows some age-related rust/tarnish but we're sure this can be polished up. We leave the original patina as found for the buyer to decide. The only other flaw is the hound has a missing tooth. The carving is well done and the eyes have little red rhinestones in them. The strap handle is still good and sturdy. The blade is about 1/4 inch from fitting fully into the sheath (see photo).

Overall, this Victorian novelty riding crop is still in very good condition. It came from a collector of walking sticks / canes which often also were made with concealed blades inside.

Please note - this is sold as a historical collectible for decorative and display purposes only.

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Old and Unusual Riding Crop w/ Horn Hound Handle Inner Blade

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