Help! What is this?

MzJennifer

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Hello!

This was found off of the northern California coast, in shallow waters during a low tide.
After scraping the thick layer of rust away I discovered this interesting tool or weapon or both, in not sure.

It resembles a dag knife, and it also resembles a Roman dagger.
Please... if anyone has any insight or knowledge, enlighten me.
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vpnavy

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I moved ya from HELP!
(HELP! section contains guides tutorials on how to use the new TreasureNet.com software) over to WHAT IS IT? for more exposure.
 
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IMO... it MAY be a harpoon tip or some other spear / harpoon type fishing implement that has been broken off.
 
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IMO... it MAY be a harpoon tip or some other spear / harpoon type fishing implement that has been broken off.
Harpoon would have some sort of barbs to keep it “dug in”. Looks like a dagger by looking at the tang.
 
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Harpoon would have some sort of barbs to keep it “dug in”. Looks like a dagger by looking at the tang.
It does. heh... would you like similar examples? ? ?

What metal is it made from ? is it magnetic ? ? ?
If it is not magnetic then it is most definitely fishing related.

That is... unless it was bronze age related.... which i highly doubt.
That would mean someone pitched it.
 
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It does. heh... would you like similar examples? ? ?

What metal is it made from ? is it magnetic ? ? ?
If it is not magnetic then it is most definitely fishing related.

That is... unless it was bronze age related.... which i highly doubt.
That would mean someone pitched it.
Just giving my opinion since I was looking at a ton of examples last week at the whaling museum on Nantucket Island.

Have you ever been there?
 
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Just giving my opinion since I was looking at a ton of examples last week at the whaling museum on Nantucket Island.

Have you ever been there?
First... somehow I misconstrued you as the OP of this thread... so disregard the metal comp questions...
And no... i have not.
 
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Nice find and good luck finding out what it is.
 
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Also welcome to TREASURENET !!!
 
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Neat find!! Welcome to TNet!
 
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