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Old 16th September 2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hi Peeps,

Brought this at a carboot recently but am not convinced of it's authenticity, or at least i'm not convinced that it has not been embellished over time?

Seemingly the seller gave it a clean before bringing it to the carboot, hence the large clean areas on the head!!!

The head is made of a heavy hardwood while the shaft is made of a light wood.

The adornment looks to be made of various base metals to include brass screws and older pins.

Any comments welcome but please be nice lol

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Old 18th September 2018, 05:57 PM   #2
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A priest?
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Old 18th September 2018, 07:21 PM   #3
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How long is it? I suspect a priest would be shorter and as they are used to bash slimy fish, it'd be made so it could be more easily cleaned.
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Old 18th September 2018, 07:29 PM   #4
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Maybe an "Odd Fellows," piece or some other similar organization.
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Old 19th September 2018, 05:38 PM   #5
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"Trench Club"?
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Old 19th September 2018, 10:58 PM   #6
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If the head and shaft are of different woods and therefore joined at the "neck", I would have thought that use as a club would cause breakage easily.
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Old 20th September 2018, 07:14 AM   #7
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That depends on the joint. If the 'ball' had a socket drilled a decent distance into it that accepted the full diameter shaft and a bit of decent glue, it could be as strong as a solid piece. If it has a short skinny threaded rod holding the ball and haft together, it would have a short life if you hit anything with it.

The size info would be useful, if it's a three inch long item, could be a sewing bobbin.
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