Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
What is this blade? (Read 306 times)
timpa
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Stones in the horizon

Posts: 1177
Finland
What is this blade?
Aug 5th, 2018 at 6:24pm
 
It was found underground. But I have not seen this before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l87WdGxShB0
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Curious Aardvark
Slinging.org Administrator
*****
Offline


Taller than the average
Dwarf

Posts: 11698
Midlands England
Gender: male
Re: What is this blade?
Reply #1 - Aug 6th, 2018 at 6:44am
 
looks like a utility knife/axe
Back to top
 

Do All things with Honour and Generosity: Regret Nothing, Envy None, Apologise Seldom and Bow your head to No One  - works for me Smiley
 
IP Logged
 
Rat Man
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 10995
New Jersey, USA
Gender: male
Re: What is this blade?
Reply #2 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 12:09pm
 
  That's what I'm thinking. It's very heavy so it was probably used for chopping at least some of the time.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
timpa
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Stones in the horizon

Posts: 1177
Finland
Re: What is this blade?
Reply #3 - Sep 3rd, 2018 at 6:45pm
 
At this moment, the strongest assumption is that it is a harrow blade.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
woodssj
Descens
***
Offline


That lake isn't going
to fill itself, y'know...

Posts: 230
'Round & about, Here and there
Gender: male
Re: What is this blade?
Reply #4 - Sep 3rd, 2018 at 10:51pm
 
I'd agree with the Harrow blade, or possibly a Plow Culter. 

How far back do you have survey maps for the area? How far down was it?

If it's a Harrow or plow blade, it could easily be anywhere from 17th century to 19th century from examples I've seen from over here in the States.
Back to top
 

Rule 6: There is no such thing as "overkill": There's "Insufficient Firepower" and "Yup, they're dead."
 
IP Logged
 
timpa
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Stones in the horizon

Posts: 1177
Finland
Re: What is this blade?
Reply #5 - Sep 21st, 2018 at 7:11pm
 
The oldest accurate map is from 1953. But I have some unusual maps even further.

Sometimes I will show a blade to an expert.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Rat Man, David Morningstar, Curious Aardvark, Masiakasaurus, Bill Skinner, Chris, Mauro Fiorentini) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)