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timpa
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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
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Re: What is this blade?
Reply #1 - Aug 6th, 2018 at 6:44am
 
looks like a utility knife/axe
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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.
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Reply #3 - Sep 3rd, 2018 at 6:45pm
 
At this moment, the strongest assumption is that it is a harrow blade.
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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.
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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.
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