Sunday, January 16, 2011

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm. . . Jan 2011

What is this thing?
Anybody know?

I found this in the street, in el centro, in the middle
of the El Señor del Monte Fiesta.

Is it a hoof pick?  A weapon?
It's nasty looking, sharp, and with a very sharp hook.
It's hand forged and heavy metal.


Here is another shot of it:



  1. It's a spur for a fighting cock. Google "rooster spurs image" and you'll see more photos of them.

  2. I agree. It is a rooster spur. I just happened to see one at the neighbor's place today. I would prefer to say it was an elf's shoehorn -- an elf with a masochist streak, mind you.

  3. Really? I guess you guys are right, but it just fits so well in the human hand that I thought it was designed to be a shiv. It's also fairly large for a rooster. Unfortunately, I can't find where I put it at the moment. . .I'm going to measure it and get back. It's pretty big.

  4. Found it. It measures 4" in length and about 3/4" at the widest. Maybe you're right but I don't see how it could be attached to a rooster leg and it doesn't resemble the pictures of the ones on google. I'll ask my neighbors.

  5. Here's a fancy cockfighting spur but it looks very similar.

  6. Hmmm, yes it does. I guess thats what it is. ¡Es feo!