case; cockspurs

A flat wooden case containing twelve steel cockspurs. The case has broken into two sections. The case has a curved edge at the top, the sides taper towards the base. The case is formed of two wooden leaves which would have been originally joined together by two hinges. Both hinges are broken. Each side of the case has a carved recess with a bar running across it. In each bar are six holes into which slot six cockspurs, making twelve in total. Each of the cockspurs have a tapering shaft and a blade made from a length of steel. The blades are four-sided and end in a sharp point. The case has the remains of a metal catch, used to secure it shut. Label: one yellow exhibition label, printed.

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