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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,
    Dave
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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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    How do I mark solved on the message board?

    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
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

 

 
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