19th Cent Corn Flail

19th Cent Corn Flail

Code: 10230


H: 133cm (52.4")


19th Cent English Corn Flail in good condition with all original hardwood sticks (not Holly but similar).

These tools were used to hand thresh the sheaves of corn in the flailing barns. They were known as a 'Stick and a half' in Suffolk. They were often used by 3 men working together and to special rhythmic movements.

Flails are getting harder to find as they literally took such a beating and were only later used for sometimes threshing peas. This Flail has blacksmith made swivel fittings. Ideal display for an old barn.