Is this some sort of blackjack?

deserdog

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My wife and I found this on our daily treasure hunts. But what is it? I think it may be a type of blackjack. blackjack 1.jpg blackjack 2.jpg blackjack 3.jpg blackjack 4.jpg
Has a leather strap, and a 1943 Nicaraguan coin embedded in the large end.
 

HistoryTeacher

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Very cool find. I think it a very cool blackjack that should make you some money. What is it made of?
 

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Your teacher would hit you with those when I was a kid and your parents would praise them for doing so.
 

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It looks like the one my dad carried in his back pocket and a 32 in his front pocket when he went to work .he was a Bartender. If the end is heavy its a black jack.
 
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I am not sure what it is made of. maybe horn, maybe micarta, some kind of plastic.
 

Paleo_joe

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Doesn’t look like a sap to me - why would the handle be jointed? The part with the coin looks more handle-ish.
 

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I would say blackjack, actually slapjacks are jointed or made of braided leather (at least that's what googling found :)
 

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My dad was a bouncer and a cop, so I’ve seen plenty of blackjacks. I have a few he took from people somewhere. I know they’re jointed. But why is the HANDLE jointed on this one? So it can pinch you? So you don’t need to care which end you use?
 

DanB

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That is a stamp for a wax seal...they where used to ensure that the letter or package was untampere..hence the reverse print...db
 

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