Spoon Made Into?

Florida Finder

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Hello Everyone! I was out to my favorite fort site yesterday and got a pretty cool signal and pulled up this fiddle style utensil. I put it in my pocket and didn?t really look at again until this morning. I realized that the proximal and distal ends had been cut off. Why. The handle cut reveals a scored line meant for the initial cut. I contacted and old Florida digger friend who told me that he has also dug a couple like this over the years at fort sites. Supposedly one theory was they were cut like that use use as a gun tool for the different size screws on the musket. Any thoughts on this theory or any others would be greatly appreciated. D1E132CE-CD53-4CD1-8712-E7C86A012E9F.jpeg 6BD14026-7A81-45BD-9619-EDFF57C7F8A2.jpeg
 
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Cool find! I think the tool theory is a good one...I know during Rev War time there was a three-point tool that had different sized driver heads...I suppose they made something like that long after...and if you didn't have one, you had to improvise and make something that wasn't the sharp blade of your knife.
 

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It sure does look like a flat head screw driver. Awesome find! I'm going to go back and look at my old spoon handle bits now.
 

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Hello Everyone! I was out to my favorite fort site yesterday and got a pretty cool signal and pulled up this fiddle style utensil. I put it in my pocket and didn?t really look at again until this morning. I realized that the proximal and distal ends had been cut off. Why. The handle cut reveals a scored line meant for the initial cut. I contacted and old Florida digger friend who told me that he has also dug a couple like this over the years at fort sites. Supposedly one theory was they were cut like that use use as a gun tool for the different size screws on the musket. Any thoughts on this theory or any others would be greatly appreciated. View attachment 1949214 View attachment 1949215
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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What is it made of? Would the handle of a plated brass, plated copper, nickel, silver, pewter or whatever spoon really be sturdy enough to use as a screwdriver? It seems more likely that the bowl of the spoon was cut off and used to make a fishing lure and the leftover handle was thrown away. Do a google search for “homemade spoon lure” to see what I mean.
 
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What is it made of? Would the handle of a plated brass, plated copper, nickel, silver, pewter or whatever spoon really be sturdy enough to use as a screwdriver? It seems more likely that the bowl of the spoon was cut off and used to make a fishing lure and the leftover handle was thrown away. Do a google search for “homemade spoon lure” to see what I mean.
Yes but the top of the handle was cut as well. Yes the piece is very sturdy.
 

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