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    Apr 2014
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    Help with age of square nail.

    Is there a way of determining the age of square nails?
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    Formerly Mach 1 Pilot

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    Yes, there is.... its hard to tell from that photo due to the rust but its probably machine made, and post 1840s

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    I'm just a old southern field digger

    Nov 2008
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    If the head is in the shape of a rose and it is tapered on all four sides it is a hand forged nail pre 1800, if it is only tapered on two sides it is a cut nail 1800s.

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    Nov 2012
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    Here's a neat little chart I found here

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    Garry Paul

    Mar 2013
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    Good Question , I find them all the time ...Now I gotta dig em out and look p.s. they still sell them w/ square head and shank at Our local hardware store...



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