A MOST UNUSUAL VICTORIAN STICK / WHIP WITH CONCEALED BLADE.
A Victorian gentleman's whip of extremely high quality.Wooden shaft and handle with five silver metal mounts each of which is decorated with a matching floral design and attached to the lower mount by a fitted swivel ring is a high quality woven whip. Pushing a button on the handle of the stick releases a very impressive and lethal blade, the blade is double etched with a military style etch and so was possibly originally carried by a Cavalry or Yeomanry officer, long floral panels with a central design of crossed lances and other military designs. Over the years i have sold a fair few antique sticks, whips and swagger sticks with concealed blades but this is with out doubt the finest of all of them. Condition, some slight age spotting to blade and several hair line cracks in the wooden staff. [Condition: Exc++]