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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    a piece of spanish armor?

    was MDing some desert flats today and hit on this. i was wondering if its a piece of armor. had three rivit holes and is about 2 mil thick. spanish were all over these parts looking for their cities of gold.
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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    I certainly wouldn't Know spanish armor if you slapped me with it, however I'd say thats a pretty fair guess. Really neat find if it is.
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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    a web site thats discusses the making of armor, i need opinions everyone
    http://www.arador.com/construction/index.html
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    I think your rivets will be the key to identification.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    they are using rivits between figure 35-40, true the rivits will hold the answers......
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    Easy test would be whether it is forged iron or rolled steel. Steel would be 19th century or later. So you have to prove it is iron. Have a VDI on your detector? Steel is more conductive than lead. Lead is more conductive than iron. Set your discrimination to reject lead and wave the sample. If it beeps, it's not iron.

    Problem is that hammering iron and repeatedly reheating introduces carbon into it, which is how steel is made. Any of our European members have tips on detecting armor?

    The rivets look mighty long, and the one appears to have a swaged tip (the one with the radiating "star" pattern. Does not look like 16th century work. The fact the rivets are intact, have a wide gap, and there is no connected piece would also indicate they were connected to leather or wood.

    Very little armor is flat. The strength is all in the rolled curves and ribs worked into the pieces.

    http://www.nps.gov/cabr/historycultu...r-clothing.htm

    Compare your rivets to those on the pieces below.

    http://www.gnwtc.com/armourspanish.htm



    Offhand, I'd say you have a piece of sheet metal.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    Do you see any hammer marks on the larger piece? Or on the rivets? Why isn't it rusty?

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    It has the shape, size and configuration of a blinder from a (horse) harness headstall. They restricted the horse's vision and were used to let the horse see only what was ahead of them. It would have been covered with leather on both sides and attached to the rest of the headstall with rivets. Being metal, it would have kept it's shape better than one made out only of leather. Hope this helps.

    Jerry

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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    no, im not seeing any hammer marks, shucks. hey jerry, when was it they used these horse eye pieces
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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    I'd have to agree with the remains of horse blinders:
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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    ya, looks like it, oh well, till next time
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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    Nice Job!!

    Jerry and nhbenz!!

    I was racking my brain thinking that it may had been the support to a bicycle seat.

    Tony

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    Lindenmeier sEEker

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    thanks all, for killing my dreams...............
    jk, thanks for the research
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    That's what us old guys do best.

    Our dreams are pounded flat, yours should be too.

    The wagon of life collapses under the burden of reality. * sigh *
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

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    Feb 2007
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    Re: a piece of spanish armor?

    Quote Originally Posted by chong2mry
    was MDing some desert flats today and hit on this. i was wondering if its a piece of armor. had three rivit holes and is about 2 mil thick. spanish were all over these parts looking for their cities of gold.
    You didn't say anything about that Panamanian seal? Is it on the "breast plate", or separate?

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    Or, do you already know who Balboa was?

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    Quote of Sir Joshua Reynolds': "There is no expedient, to which a man will not resort; to avoid the real labor, of thinking."

 

 
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