Antique Animal Fleam Knife
Dimensions:H: 8cm (3.1")
Antique Animal Fleam Knife. Small size with 3 blades (chip to one blade).
Used for blood letting horses and cows etc. The spiked blade was placed against the animals' flesh. The back of the blade was hit hard with a Fleam Hammer thus making a clean cut. blood letting is known to have a guring effect as was the practice with leeches.
Dark horn one side, light horn the other.