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Apr 4, 2021 15:49:04   #
cucharared Loc: Texas, Colorado
 
We were at the big Warrenton/Round Top sales last week and found a box of these. I asked the nice lady what they were and she gave me the box full. Old, various degrees of rust, finger sized, kinda wicked looking. Must be a dozen or so and I still don’t know what they are. Looks like you could tie them around your finger tips and do ...? Maybe something to do with prepping wool or such for textiles?

Anyway, somebody here is bound to be familiar with them.

Think I’ll see if Freddie Kruger needs them.

Ron


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Apr 4, 2021 16:48:23   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
To me, they look like the weapons used on fighting cocks. These were attached to the legs of the fowl to enhance killing power.

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Apr 4, 2021 16:54:57   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
kpmac wrote:
To me, they look like the weapons used on fighting cocks. These were attached to the legs of the fowl to enhance killing power.

THAT is very logical!

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Apr 4, 2021 17:10:47   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
kpmac wrote:
To me, they look like the weapons used on fighting cocks. These were attached to the legs of the fowl to enhance killing power.
A Google Image search confirms.

Horrible.

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Apr 4, 2021 17:38:55   #
dancers Loc: melbourne.victoria, australia
 
what a disgusting practice it is!

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Apr 4, 2021 17:40:47   #
cucharared Loc: Texas, Colorado
 
Wow, that’s not a direction I was thinking, but that explains the hole (for a real rooster spur) and the flat leather instead of finger shaped in my imagined application. Sometimes I think I must have led a real sheltered life despite being raised on a farm.

Thanks, all.

Ron

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Apr 4, 2021 18:33:58   #
PoppieJ Loc: North Georgia
 
they are spurs for fighting cocks

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Apr 4, 2021 23:24:14   #
Wallen
 
cucharared wrote:
We were at the big Warrenton/Round Top sales last week and found a box of these. I asked the nice lady what they were and she gave me the box full. Old, various degrees of rust, finger sized, kinda wicked looking. Must be a dozen or so and I still don’t know what they are. Looks like you could tie them around your finger tips and do ...? Maybe something to do with prepping wool or such for textiles?

Anyway, somebody here is bound to be familiar with them.

Think I’ll see if Freddie Kruger needs them.

Ron
We were at the big Warrenton/Round Top sales last ... (show quote)


Although i do not enjoy it because it is a brutal gambling game, I'm familiar with the practice as it is common in our country. It is known there as "tupada". Still, I did not recognized the items in the image as they look like pins. The ones I'm familiar with look like small swords(see grabbed a picture form the net below). They are razor sharp and very dangerous. About a year or two ago, a police chief got killed when they raided an illegal game pit. He was holding the rooster and it struggled severing his femoral artery.
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net grabbed photo of cockfighting spurs.
net grabbed photo of cockfighting spurs....

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Apr 5, 2021 10:40:43   #
LVP Loc: Seekonk, MA
 
Fans of Karma may be interested to know that an owner of a fighting cock was killed by same. Apparently got too close to the spurs.
Darwin's theory at work - just not often enough!

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Apr 5, 2021 17:28:47   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
I don't know what they are however they would make one heck of a nose picker!

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Apr 5, 2021 20:18:24   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
We had five roosters (a fox got one two days ago). They are naturally aggressive and will fight each other for the right to mate with the hens. These two mixed it up one day when I had the camera with me. They have only their natural tools. They haven’t hurt each other in the three years we’ve been keeping them. Maybe part of it is just practice.

I have seen one rooster drive away a red tail hawk so they are worth having around (maybe not five at a time). Without roosters we would not have new chicks (but you take what gets hatched).

Last year the chickens hatched three chicks. Since it was 2020 they were all roosters.

I agree with Linda about this being used as a sport.





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