Civil War Caltrop - Caltrop or "horse crippler" with six spikes measures approximately 2 3/4" round. A bit larger than the standard 1 ½". The caltrop was a device used against the cavalry and mounted men by the infantry. Caltrop were tossed in handfuls to break up a cavalry charge, the horses would be injured upon stepping up the pointed parts. In excellent condition.
Inventory Number: CAV 008