z Sold Antique Slave Masters brutal cane.
z Sold Antique Slave Masters brutal cane.
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z Sold Antique Slave Masters brutal cane.

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In our American south blackthorn canes like this one were used by slave masters and field overseers to forcefully drive slaves to work harder. This ANTIQUE cane is a rare example in that it has extra long and hard thorns and demonstrates the cruelty of slavery. Canes like this were also used as a defense weapon in the boom towns of the old west and around rough river fronts of the era. The knob is marked “R.F.S. & CO”  “STERLING”. This old and rare stick measures 34 1/4” and weighs 9 oz. The large sterling knob is 1 1/2” X 1 3/4".  Such items are much sought after by museums, Civil War collectors and particularly  those that collect Confederate memorabilia.  This very sturdy cane has 28 hard thorns along the shaft. They are intended to cause a painful bruise, but not break the skin. The cane is very solid with no breaks or cracking. It has a brass metal tip to keep the wood from wearing. The dark black coloring is caused by smoking the wood in the flew of a fireplace causing the wood to harden and darken.  The picture of the beating is shown for illustration purposes and is not included.

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