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JustMeC

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Found this heavy spike like item - if you can zoom in on the pic, it has a screw like tip. It's about 14" long, and widens about half way up.
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KSDirtfisher77

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I'm not sure what it is, but the threaded screw portion was where it was heated & twisted. Possibly done in a old blacksmith shop using a forge.
 
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CoinsAndThings

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Looks definitely hand made to me; ie: in a forge. I would venture a guess and say it might be a screwdriver? Was there anything with it when you found it? Like other small pieces of iron? Or perhaps some wood that might have been a handle at some point?
 
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JustMeC

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Looks definitely hand made to me; ie: in a forge. I would venture a guess and say it might be a screwdriver? Was there anything with it when you found it? Like other small pieces of iron? Or perhaps some wood that might have been a handle at some point?
There was nothing else near where we found near it.
 
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releventchair

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IF the side edges show a one sided blade effect , it could be a wood bit.
A long enough handle and wooden pipes could be made.

There's a flat bladed Gimlet on Etsy this forum won't let me upload..
If you click on the link you'll see it and maybe agree. Or disagree..
 
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JustMeC

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IF the side edges show a one sided blade effect , it could be a wood bit.
A long enough handle and wooden pipes could be made.

There's a flat bladed Gimlet on Etsy this forum won't let me upload..
If you click on the link you'll see it and maybe agree. Or disagree..
Thanks for the link! I'm not sure it's the same, but definitely worth taking a look at.
 
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