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    Posted 3 years ago

    steelerguy
    (1 item)

    Found this in a stash of old family items. It appears to be a spring loaded cutting instrument. You can pull back on the "hammer" and the little "sword" on the front will lock the spring in place, push down on the sword blade, and the little sharped piece gets pushed forward quickly. Labled "KOLB" on the back side with some plant etchings.

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      It is a fleam or bleeder-- nice to have the original case.

      scott
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Wow, this is the 2nd fleam I've seen on CW this year. Excellent find!
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Ha! When I first saw this I said to myself, "What is this?"
      Then I read your title...
      Extremely interesting gadget!!
    4. Lata Lata, 3 years ago
      Amazing item! Spring loaded Fleam

      similar item here: http://www.vintagemedical.com/pages/204-22.html

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