Ye Old " Ball & Chain"
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Fun for reenactors, theater, even bachelor parties, this historical Ball and Chain is the real deal!
Crafted of mild steel and showing some minor wear and light rust, The ball weighs approx. 4-3/4 lbs and the steel chain and manacle (with key) are approx. 1-1/4 lbs.
Normally secured to a prisoner's leg as punishment for various crimes, the ball and chain was in use in both Britain and the USA as an accepted form of punishment by the early 19th century.
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