Monday, March 28, 2011

Can You Guess the Artifact?

“Guess the artifact” is back by popular demand! Thank you for patience.

Today’s object is a permanent fixture in one of our current exhibitions. It's bound in leather, it's heavier than it looks, and it's shaped a little bit like a baseball bat.
Tell us what you think, and check back this Friday to find out the answer!


  1. Is it an early police blackjack?

  2. I agree that it looks like an antique NYPD Blackjack or Sap. They were used before Billy Clubs became standard issue. They could also often be found behind many a bar to quell fights and keep the peace.


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