Post By ddmac60
Jun 10, 2012, 04:55 AM
Another strange beach find
While detecting shallow water got a large hit. Amongst the misc coins and sinkers was this large "fishing" machete ? At least I hope the person who lost this was using it to cut bait.
Also found a small ring. Am attempting to clean. Some small markings on the inner band but haven't been able to make out. Any thoughts on how to best clean would be appreciated.
Jun 10, 2012 04:55 AM
Jun 10, 2012, 05:26 AM
FRIEND FOUND MACHETE LIKE THAT LAST YR AT FISHING SPOT -
TRY BAKING SODA ON YOUR RING
Jun 10, 2012, 07:14 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Jun 10, 2012, 07:38 AM
Thats a Chattel ring..... very nice one too. Are you down here in Fl now? You must be right around the bend from me. Likely seen you on the beach.
Jun 10, 2012, 07:49 AM
I used baking soda and it did a good job .... all metal was black when I started. A little tough to get into the crevices. Was thinking electrolysis but was a little worried it might attack the metal. Thanks for the input.
Thanks for the input on Chattel ring. Will google for info. Got this stuff in Ct. Am in Fla for 6 months in Englewood area starting mid Oct. See you on the beaches.
Jun 10, 2012, 09:04 AM
I just tryed electrolysis on my gold (1) silver (3) and a plat mix ring (1) finds. It came out great, i used the method chicago ron uses, he has a great how to video on Youtube. They came out GREAT!!
Jun 10, 2012, 09:05 AM
Jun 11, 2012, 12:50 PM
I thought and I am pretty sure it is called a claddagh, It's an Irish friendship ring , not sure what a "Chattel" ring is, maybe you could explain and I will learn something new.
Jun 11, 2012, 01:41 PM
It appears it's a claddagh ring. Not much commercial value but having grandparents Galway and Carlow counties, it has some sentimental value.
Thanks for the help in id'ing.
Jun 11, 2012, 01:47 PM
Irish Claddagh Ring. If you wear it with the heart pointing toward you it means you are taken. If you wear it with the heart pointing away from you it means you are available.
Jun 11, 2012, 03:18 PM
Nice finds,nice assment Les,exactly correct.
Jun 13, 2012, 07:49 PM
hmmmm... was the machete and the ring together? no finger then? LOL great finds!
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