Unusually large horn-handled fleam. Compare the size with the other pieces. The blades themselves are twice the normal size. A small inset is present on one scale. No piece is present but is probably for a small lancet. The item is marked Lockwood Brothers Sheffield. This firm began production in 1849.
Three blade, horn-handled fleam with an interesting inset to the scales. No real advantage can be identified for this modification. The piece is marked W. Coutts
Two blade fleam with an inset tortoise shell thumb lancet. Items like these were thought to be used by rural families to bleed the animals and family members. Marked Clark Newcastle
Very simple horn-handled fleam carved into the horn itself. French in origin, no makers mark present.
Two fleam blades and a straight trocar point blade most likely designed to undo knots are present on this blonde horn fleam. The makers mark is illegible.
Single bladed fleam wiht an ebony insert. The item is marked W. Smith. Goins lists a W. & E.H. Smith working in Dalton, Mass from 1850-51.
Single blade horn-handled fleam with inset tortoise shell thumb lancet. Very unusual for a fleam of this design to have the thumb lancet placed in this fashion. Marked W. Pepys. This is a maker from Poultry London.
Single blade bone handled fleam marked BORWICK CAST STEEL. This is an English firm started by Roger Borwick operating from 1791-1860. The cast steel mark indicates a piece produced later in the firms career.
Three blade Horn-handled fleam marked Saynor. The piece has a nice white metal bolster and inset plaque. This firm began in 1738 in Sheffield, England and is still in existence today.
Beautiful single blade wiht reinforced blade. The scales have been crafted to let the wide blade reinforcement fit evenly in the scales. Marked Arnold and Sons Smithfield London. This dates the piece post 1866.
Common double blade horn-handled fleam. The piece is marked Weiss and Son 62 Strand. This dates the piece 1830-1860.
Common double blade horn-handled fleam, marked Evans & Co, Old Change London. This mark would date the piece to 1850.
Three blade horn-handled fleam. The scales are set on a white metal frame allowing the scales to open exposing the interior. One scale is marked with the number 22 probably indicating it was a part of a larger set. The makers mark is Bourdin A Lyon.
Three blade horn handled fleam. This piece is made entirely from horn. The thin scales of the horn case the piece to worp a bit. Not the best design when using materials formed by natural tubules, subject to drying conditions. The piece is marked Charriere A Paris.