An interesting 19th century solid ebony fleam hammer or blood stick.

The hammer measures 23cm l x 3.8cm w

Fleam blades were used for blood letting horses and cows etc. The spiked blade was placed against the animals' flesh. The back of the blade was hit hard with a Fleam Hammer thus making a clean cut.

 

Antique Fleam Hammer - Blood Stick

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