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  1. #1

    May 2012
    107 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    what is it?

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  2. #2

    May 2012
    107 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    hand forged item, pointed spike at both ends (so I don't think it's a nail), found in the vicinity of a 1760's era house in Pennsylvania. Any ideas?

  3. #3
    Aug 2011
    Gate or fence part

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    Jan 2007
    3534 times
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Does the spade-looinking end have sharpened or beveled edges?
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

  5. #5

    May 2012
    107 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the ideas! One end comes to a point, the other tapers off and then bows out again before coming to a point. Almost looks like ( with some imagination) a duck's head in effigy...

  6. #6
    Jun 2007
    Central Wisconsin
    576 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Native American awl? Is it copper or iron?

  7. #7

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
    2728 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Muskrat spear?
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon

    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  8. #8
    Mar 2006
    Central PA
    Garrett Ace 350
    38 times
    I believe that may be a tool used by a dentist, or perhaps a family doctor or veterinarian. Perhaps you can research the house and see if a medical professional lived there. If you do a google image search for "antique dental instruments" you'll see quite a few tools which look similar.

  9. #9
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
    4925 times
    18th C drill bit.

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    He then explained to me that it was commonly believed that on a certain night of the year…
    a blue flame is seen over any place where treasure has been concealed.

    From: Bram Stoker’s "Dracula"



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