A pocket fleam set,used for letting blood from horses.
Brass handle in which fit 4 fleam blades and a knife blade. Stamped BOWDEN on each blade.
Notes accompanying: A four bladed pocket fleam and cutting blade. Each has a triangular shape at end (different sizes) which was placed o et a large vein and structure h with a bloodstick (small mallet). Fleams were popular from the early 18C, it being a common belief that letting blood was a cure all for horses (and humans).
V good condition, marks of use but still sharp and unrustec.
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