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militaria item Baluchistan Police horse furniture
- British Empire
This is off a bridle or possibly some other element of horse furniture. Baluchistan Police were from the southern frontier with Afghanistan and may well have been a paramilitary organisation rather than a local police unit at that time, as I rather doubt that local police would have had such exotic horse furniture!
£50.00
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militaria item Postilion's spur?
- European
This is probably a north European item and the ironwork would indicate that it was fixed to the horseman's boot permanently (the two small projections at the top would appear to be iron staples/nails that would have been fixed into the heel of the boot). It probably had a small 1cm-diameter spike rowel, now largely disappeared.
£90.00
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militaria item Pair of iron spurs
- British
These are heavy duty military/hunting examples in polished iron. As the 19th century wore on, the shanks got shorter and tended to lose their sepentine shape. The buckle was normally worn on the outside instep of the boot, secured by a leather strap or small chain under the instep, with another one running over it.
£60.00
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militaria item Early medieval jointed horse bit
- European
This form of bit would have been worn by military and civil alike throughout the period of the Crusades. In a modified form, this snaffle bit is still in use today. It is of iron lapweld construction, the central elements being hollow.
£70.00
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militaria item Pair of close-plate iron spurs
- British
These are lightweight officer's spurs in close-plated iron. Close plate was a method of fusing thin silver sheet to an iron base. In the 19th century, the military officer's spur tended to get heavier; the dress spur proper, often of cast brass and with a short iron spiggot at the heel, came into use with the new soft leather dress boots.
£75.00
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