Here's an interesting find from the deep Northern Michigan woods. So I spent the evening canvassing a new fur-trade site and, to date, have found a good number of late 1700s - early 1800s relics (to include a couple full-size handed forged hoes and trade axes). Today I found a "miniature hoe" leading me to believe that maybe fur traders had small samples to pitch to the Native Americans. It would have to be better than lugging in a bunch of tools. Maybe.