Posted by Enris on July 29, 2001 at 21:43:29:
In Reply to: Re: Antique leg irons? posted by Atame on July 29, 2001 at 14:50:04:
I also don't think they're made for animals because it seems not to be necessary to hobble a horse, camel etc. this way. An exception could be if it would be a very valuable animal, so it cannot be stolen.
Regarding originality I was told these leg irons are not best handcrafted. The opinion is if it would be a replica, the work could be better. And the key seems to be out of brass, but it looks like it has a "real" patina. So I can't say.
No matter if it is an original piece or not, I think it is not a common leg iron.
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