Vintage Anglers Priest / Cosh / Sap / Blackjack
A priest (poacher's, game warden's or angler's "priest"), sometimes called a fish bat or “persuader” is a tool for killing game or fish.
The name "priest" comes from the notion of administering the "last rites" to the fish or game. Anglers often use priests to quickly kill fish.
This is a very well made item with a turned wooden handle, bone head filled with lead.