is an original, Victorian era cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. The cosh is tightly bound in waxed or lacquered cord. The cosh has a plaited wrist cord. The stiffly flexible shaft has weighted ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip

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