✅ SOLVED What is this??? Viking nail and ear cleaning tool

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Another md’r found this , and can’t quite figure out what it is.. and ideas?
 

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Ok. If that's what you want it to be then that's what it is. For you. I'd not recommend trying to use it for those purposes though.
 
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Ok. If that's what you want it to be then that's what it is. For you. I'd not recommend trying to use it for those purposes though.
OK, all you followers let's just move on to the next item that needs an ID and throw it up against the wall and see what it spells and just call it that. So, it being a recognized patented barbwire stretcher is now out of the question..:dontknow:
 
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I see the thread has been marked solved... Op says its Viking ?

:/
 
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Definitely not Viking and not for ear cleaning.

Nothing about the style and construction points to Viking. Earwax tools are invariably spoon or scoop shaped.
 
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I am not certain... but l think i am on it... i only say this because I just haven't seen this shape of opium tool... but that's not deal breaker... for i have not by any stretch of imagination seen them all.
 
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Another md’r found this , and can’t quite figure out what it is.. and ideas?
It resembles a 17th/18th century knapping tool, used for touching up the edge of a gunflint. That is assuming that it is made of iron. Do an image search for "knapping tool" and you will find similar examples.
 
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It resembles a 17th/18th century knapping tool, used for touching up the edge of a gunflint. That is assuming that it is made of iron. Do an image search for "knapping tool" and you will find similar examples.
Yes it does resemble a knapping tool... seems a little too "fragile" or not like the ones i have seen... as far as "stout"... general shape yes... shape is similar but yet still different.
 
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In my daughter's cultural anthropology class today the professor showed them an image of an ear and teeth cleaning tool from the Jamestown Virginia settlement. Scoop on one end and pick on the other, and a hole in the middle for carrying on a necklace or loop. My daughter said that it was an "M" shaped device, similar to the business end of yours. Below is the link.

 
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In my daughter's cultural anthropology class today the professor showed them an image of an ear and teeth cleaning tool from the Jamestown Virginia settlement. Scoop on one end and pick on the other, and a hole in the middle for carrying on a necklace or loop. My daughter said that it was an "M" shaped device, similar to the business end of yours. Below is the link.

I have always found some things they name and claim so um... heh
The item pictured / listed on the site is Spanish... although it says that it also says 2 other countries of origin... which shows the lack of knowledge.
It also says for "earwax"... heh... why dont you try that in your ear and see if that works for you.
Its for Snuff....And the other is a pick... for teeth nails whatever.

The Archies really crack me up sometimes.

With that said... the ops piece is not one in the same.
 
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I have always found some things they name so um... heh
The item pictured / listed on the site is Spanish... although it says that it also says 2 other countries of origin... which shows the lack of knowledge.
It also says for "earwax"... heh... why dont you try that in your ear and see if that works for you.
Its for Snuff....And the other is a pick... for teeth nails whatever.

The Archies really crack me up sometimes.

With that said... the ops piece is NOT the same.
It could be for snuff, or ear stuff.
This silver one is only 30yrs old.
Silversmith stated what it was, ear/nail cleaner.
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Guess the Jamestown Archies STILL discount those finds... due to the whole "they did not find it"

What they have is a snuff spoon... even though they are called "earwax tool" by those who want to "pad" the history.

here is an exact replica of one from Atocha wreck site that was gold.

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Guess the Jamestown Archies STILL discount those finds... due to the whole "they did not find it"

What they have is a snuff spoon... even though they are called "earwax tool" by those who want to "pad" the history.

here is an exact replica of one from Atocha wreck site that was gold.

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