Sunday, September 22, 2013

Does Anyone Know What These Objects Are??





















6 comments:

Toby Styles said...

They have several names, Ankus, Hawkus, Bull hook, Elephant hook and most recently "Guide" ,much like a bit or a leash they are used to assist a human in directing an animal most often an elephant but also on occasion a rhino or hippo. With elephants they become the humans tusks and trunk. Most interesting they are some of the oldest metal tools know to man. Most important to me they have been carried and used by some of the greatest people I have been privileged to meet.

robbane said...

They look like some form of a halligan bar that firefighters use.

Bob Cline said...

I don't know about the one on top. The fourth one down appears to be a bullhook. The rest of them all look like livestock sorters.
Bob

Anonymous said...

Jim Stockley: We do ........... but we're all waiting for you to go first ;-)

joey frisco said...

They are ankuses , bullhooks or guides!!!!!

Bo said...

These peculiar objects look like something used for commanding elephant. I mean like the stick elephant mahouts (handlers) use to make the animals move. I am not sure if the first object belongs to this category.

Just trying.

Bo