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Who can ID this thing... without going to Google ... at least for a couple of days ? grin

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It is fairly old. Very stiff, thick leather with a crescent of iron built into the bottom.

Hand cut brass pieces riveted on.

Cord is 15.5 inches long

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Here it is propped open with a toothpick.

There is a very small pouch inside

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This is the back. Very crude manufacture. The right vertical strip of brass is gone

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Here is side shot. You can see the wedge shaped iron bit

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Top.

The attachment piece is hand forged from iron

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Questions ?

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Google,,Wiki., etc. makes us in to idiots!...

Dave,,all I can say is that is one weird thing!

Country of origin?, approx age?

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I'd say Tibetan. Perhaps a type of purse

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Very close, Jared !

It is Tibetan. The best clue of its purpose is the iron bit at the bottom.

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hi dave
the best honest opinion on this leather pouch is some camel jockes leather pouch very early and used on his trips with his camel hope this helps you thanks for posting god bless andy militarynut

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hi dave
the best honest opinion on this leather pouch is some camel jockes leather pouch very early and used on his trips with his camel hope this helps you thanks for posting god bless andy militarynut

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Iron bit? Maybe for holding flints- a primitive fire starting kit ?

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Right, Mike.

Fire starting kit.

This thing has a special name ... anybody find it on Google ?

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Waybeforezippo ? Chuckmuck EBAY VS Google smile

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Eric is right ... "Chuckmuck" is the name for it.

I've had it for about 60 years. With the iron crescent and a pouch for a flint, I always thought it to be some kind of fire starting device. Crudely made, with a strap you could fasten to a button as you rode your horse ( or camel as Militarynut opines ) it looked old. A couple of weeks ago I started looking around the I-net, and, after searching for a flint purse, this came up.

So there you are. In 2020 I own a chucmuck.

Thanks to all who had a go at this one

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Dave,

Interesting piece and very important to have way back - no fire no dinner etc.

Thanks for posting


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