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18thC Brass & Steel Fleam for Bleeding Horses

18thC Brass & Steel Fleam for Bleeding Horses

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This antique veterinary tool consists of three steel blades in a brass case
One of the blades is stamped "BAM +", this was the mark of Jonathan Sutton, a cutlery maker registered in Sheffield in the late 18th Century.

A fleam was used to cut into a horse's jugular vein to "let blood", which was believed to be therapeutic until the mid-nineteenth century.
Apparently the actual process involved hitting the fleam with a wooden club to cut into the vein quickly

Dimensions : 3⅝" (9.4cm) long
Weight 84g (3oz)

Ref : misc103-fleam

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