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    Circa 1860's campsite relics....what are they?

    I haven't been able to identify these three items ( maybe the top one is part of an emblem of sorts, but no writing) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    The middle item is the handle of an eating-utensile, such as a fork or spoon, which is missing the wood or bone overlay on the handle. The small holes on the handle held short mounting-pins which attached the wood or bone overlay onto the handle's iron body.

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    nice finds

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillathahunt View Post
    I haven't been able to identify these three items ( maybe the top one is part of an emblem of sorts, but no writing) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Thank you Cannonballguy, I appreciate your input.

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    Top and bottom pieces look like old trunk/chest parts - recessed handle and strap - looks like they were burned in a fire?
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    Could the bottom piece be horse tack of some sort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillathahunt View Post
    Could the bottom piece be horse tack of some sort?
    Correct. A broken cheek piece from a bit.

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    Thanks again DCMatt!

 

 

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