Hardy The Sea Silex 6″ big game reel with long lever X rare Hardy fitted block leather reel case
Extremely rare Hardy “The Sea Silex” big game fishing reel, Patent 9788 & 9261,
factory fitted with long brake lever plus 2 additional rim brake and check controls, twin reverse taper black handles, heavy duty drum latch,
correct 86mm smooth brass foot on 6 screw block, original and working internal check mechanism,
the reel turns smooth and well, could do with a polish but no defects or breaks,
comes with an incredibly rare Hardy block leather reel case to fit this particular reel with the extended lever, red baize lined, original strap and buckle, front of case stamped “Hardy Bros. Ltd., Maker’s Alnwick, England”, and the lid impressed with initials WRM, can’t recall ever seeing a reel and case combo like this, superb collector’s set.