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Catalog Number 2014.018.006
Description San Mateo County Sheriff's Office sap, c. 1970s used by Captain Roger Goad. This leaded leather sap is black in color has a hole in one end through which a leather strap is attached. Leather is stitched along the edge with two rows of stitching along the wider lower end. Top end is narrow, five inches in length and serves as a grip. A sap pocket is standard issue in uniform pants and that is where the sap would be carried. It was used in fights to strike opponents in the back of the head.
Object Name Blackjack
Collection 3D - Armaments
Title SMCSO Sap
Date c. 1970s
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Donated By / ROGER GOAD / Captain (Retired) / 1993" (plastic coded paper tag attached to object)
Provenance This artifact was owned and used by Captain Roger Goad (retired) of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Dimensions H-1.5 W-10.25 D-6.5 inches
Search Terms San Mateo County
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Department
Subjects Fighting
People Goad, Roger