Manta Ray Tail Cane, Silver Knob
Manta ray tail cane. Rare cane made of a Manta ray tail and a silver pommel. It was in the revolutionary period circa 1790 that these canes appeared, with sticks formed of skate tails. They were sometimes used as batons or whips, replacing the sword and saber banned by the revolutionary government. The silver knob of this one is decorated with foliage, it measures 2,16 inches long. The entire cane measures 38,58 inches.
France, 19th century.