A Victorian shark vertebrae stick, and a 19th Century bamboo swagger stick

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A Victorian shark vertebrae stick, and a 19th Century bamboo swagger stick
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A Victorian shark vertebrae stick, with horn inserts, cap and domed horn pommel; together with a 19th Century bamboo swagger stick, scratch engraved 'INC' to one end. (2) Vertebrae stick 87cm long
A Victorian shark vertebrae stick, with horn inserts, cap and domed horn pommel; together with a 19th Century bamboo swagger stick, scratch engraved 'INC' to one end. (2) Vertebrae stick 87cm long

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