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    A square nail

    I kinda just post random things I find interesting. This is a square nail I donít know the age but itís very square on the tip then really flattens out towards the head. Donít know what it would have been made like that for.
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    Barrydang, welcome to TNet from Germany. Good luck with your hunts. Walt
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    Thanks.
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    Most square nails I’ve seen over the years are like that, I have a permission that had a very old barn burn and the square nails come out of the ground in great shape. I believe you can date a square nail to before the 1880’s. Keep hunting around, something good should pop out!!!!!
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    Being a carpenter I like nails, the older the better.
    The nail in the OP's image seems to be a modern concrete nail, probably about 2-1/8" long judging by the tip (not the head). It is made large enough to penetrate the concrete without deforming. They are very similar to older square nails.

    I did a remodeling project in Connecticut one time where I found examples of all four styles in AARC's image above and another time my Uncle gave me some long ones from a building being renovated in France that the workers said was from 1100 ad!
    They were in a trash pile (the nails, not the workers) with lumber to be thrown away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrydang View Post
    I kinda just post random things I find interesting. This is a square nail I don’t know the age but it’s very square on the tip then really flattens out towards the head. Don’t know what it would have been made like that for.
    You nailed it, Barry ,, no doubt about that! Welcome to the forum!
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    pulled one of those out of my tire last week

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    Welcome to T-Net Barrydang!
    My dad was also a carpenter and he told me that those iron square nails would punch through concrete. Anything else would cause cracks.
    Where a carpenter's nail uses it's sharp point to split through the wood.
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