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    Need help with this one

    Can anyone help with this ID? I found what seems like iron - 6 inches long and exactly 1 inch wide. It’s almost blade thin at one end and gradually increases in thickness as you move toward the other end. This was on the property of a farm established in mid-1700s. I found some evidence of hunting around where this was— an old shotgun shell and .22LT in the same area.Click image for larger version. 

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    Those of us who detect old farm/homestead sites often find unidentifiable interesting old iron fragments, your find fits into that category.
    I have a scrap iron basket in my workshop that's currently bending the shelf it's sitting on as I type this response.

    Hope you get your find identified,
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    May be part of a hand forged strap hinge, but I like Dave's ID of it being an unidentifiable interesting old iron fragment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    May be part of a hand forged strap hinge, but I like Dave's ID of it being an unidentifiable interesting old iron fragment.
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    May be part of a hand forged strap hinge, but I like Dave's ID of it being an unidentifiable interesting old iron fragment.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    May be part of a hand forged strap hinge, but I like Dave's ID of it being an unidentifiable interesting old iron fragment.
    I think it most closely resembles a part of a hand-forged iron T-strap hinge 18th century— check out this pic Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottdavid View Post
    Can anyone help with this ID? I found what seems like iron - 6 inches long and exactly 1 inch wide. It’s almost blade thin at one end and gradually increases in thickness as you move toward the other end. This was on the property of a farm established in mid-1700s. I found some evidence of hunting around where this was– an old shotgun shell and .22LT in the same area.Click image for larger version. 

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    How do I mark this as solved with the green check?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottdavid View Post
    How do I mark this as solved with the green check?
    Go into thread tools right above the first post and you should see a "mark as solved button"
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    Well, like Robin said, "Holey rusted metal Batman!" That appears to be what you have.
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    I call all that stuff UIJs for Unidentifiable Iron Junk. It Could be a piece of a strap hinge or it might not be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_D View Post
    Go into thread tools right above the first post and you should see a "mark as solved button"
    Thanks
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    I know I got a few likes for my "agreed"...

    But I have to tell ya... when I first glanced at this... it REALLY struck me as a knife.

    I will post picture of one I had in mind.
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    Now mind you... the one OP posted would be a "broken" one of SOMETHING SIMILIAR to this...

    The "rivet holes" sorta give me this vibe is where my mind was going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Now mind you... the one OP posted would be a "broken" one of SOMETHING SIMILIAR to this...

    The "rivet holes" sorta give me this vibe is where my mind was going.

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    Interesting . . . I wonder, would the part of the iron/metal in a knife handle go from thin at the top to thick at the handle? That side view photo . . .
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    The side view picture looks more like original guess by Creskol of a hand forged iron "strap hinge" because of the taper.

    We may never know the true I.D. of your item... so its not solved... just "in limbo". heh
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