antique Ottoman Empire Bactrian Dromedary East Asia hand forged iron original antique prick spur spurs

RARE ARAB PRICK SPURS – SINGLE – LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

$600.00

Single Prick Spur

Maker: Unknown, Probably Middle Eastern

Circa: Late 18th/19th Century

SKU: S451 Category:

Description

A rare Arab, hand forged iron, camel or prick spur with engraved decoration.  This is one of the earliest spur styles used.  It originated in the Middle Eastern, Ottoman, Arab, North African Empires.  It was devised as a way to aid in directing an animal other than by rein, so hands could remain free during battle.  It dates from the late 18th to 19th Century.  It has a “U” shaped heelband, a molded neck and a characteristically long spike.

 

Overall Length: 11.75″

Height: 2.90″

Width at Rear: 3.75″

 

Condition: Iron shows a nice dark age patina with no damage

 

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