🔎 UNIDENTIFIED I just acquired this anchor and would appreciate any & all input. (E.g , age, type of ship, etc.) It's heavy; approx. 5' tall. )

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You posted this anchor yesterday at 7:29pm and at last view you had 46 replies with Arc likely identifying.
When you have questions, it never hurts to get as many opinions as possible on your finds. :dontknow:
This is why we have many options when posting on Tnet.
 
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Oh and btw.... i noticed you added "type of ship" to your request...

This is impossible to determine by this anchor... and MOST anchors... anyone who tells you otherwise would be at the very closest still be just guessing.

Anchors were refitted / repurposed by any Captain that simply... needed an anchor.

This anchor ... YOUR anchor rather... may have /could have had a life aboard many ships before landing on land permanently.
 
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Oh and btw.... i noticed you added "type of ship" to your request...

This is impossible to determine by this anchor... and MOST anchors... anyone who tells you otherwise would be at the very closest still be just guessing.

Anchors were refitted / repurposed by any Captain that simply... needed an anchor.

This anchor ... YOUR anchor rather... may have /could have had a life aboard many ships before landing on land permanently.
Great comment. TY!
 
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Here are a few more pics.... close ups of the arm, blades and stock.... Any more insights/comments are welcomed. THANKS.
 

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The hole was for a bar to go through that would enable the pointed ends to dig into the bottom
 
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If you're planning to keep the anchor then it's just a generic 100+ yo anchor. But if you're planning to sell it then you need to make an exciting yet honest/plausible story for it if you want to make the most profit. How can this be achieved you may ask? Simple - through factually vague yet exciting story telling.

The anchor was forged by black smiths in a time long ago when muscle and sweat still shaped the world. Imagine the fire of the roaring forge, the glow of red hot metal, and the sound of hammer strikes against sparkling iron. This was the place our anchor was born. Not long from this place of smoke, heat, and fire the anchor was sold.

Long before the advent of modern technology, before sonar or digital weather forecasts, when ships where still at the mercy of Neptune's wrath. This is the time the anchor was purchased. For a ship captained by a man who went to sea to seek fortune and glory. The anchor was lowered and hoisted by the sweat of men. At times many would have cursed this anchor for weighing so much but just as often they would have prayed to it - prayed for it to be strong enough to hold their ship steadfast from the angry waves, from the blustering gales that threatened to dash their ship to pieces.

One day something happened aboard this ship - this anchor touched the bottom of the sea never to be raised or seen by the crew again. Nobody quite knows when, why, or how this happened. All we know is that by the time the anchor was found many years later all those who had ever touched it before were long dead. From a time when men with sweat saltier than the sea connected contents with nothing but wood and canvas, iron and lead, blood and tears. The anchor is a reminder to us of what once was, what we lost along the way, and what's still out there to be found.

We'll start the bidding at $50,000. 😎
 
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