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    100% Complete Solid Silver Knee Buckle and finds from last week also

    Yesterday's cellar hole hunt had to be up there for one of the most grueling but it was worth it as I got my 1st 100% complete solid silver 1700's knee(breach buckle). It has a solid silver frame and brass tongue and chape that still swivels very smoothly. This particular spot was in the area that I had gotten permission to hunt last year and then Dave pointed it out to me and we both agreed there was a good chance for a cellar hole site. The hike in to the site was 1-1/2 to 2 miles in with very rugged steep hills and thick bush. Mosquitos were brutal but in the end, we were both very happy we went for it.

    Never got around to posting last weeks finds in which I got another knee buckle but only the frame. It seems to be applied pewter on brass. Also scored two shot coppers from the farm field, A King George II and Classic Head Large sent.
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    awesome relic saves.the designed button is amazing and that silver knee buckle had been waiting 250 years for you to put your coil over.great hunt and another great day out aside from the mountains & mosquito's but,like you say there's no crying in cellar hole hunting.
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    Holy crap dude! The coins and designed button are one thing, but the knee buckle is on a whole new level, just gorgoues!!! Amazing hunt. Definetely paid off in the end, great haul...
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    Awesome hunt !! I love the buckle !

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    Unbelievably beautiful buckle breath taking. Nice coppers, and wonderful relics!
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    Awesome silver knee buckle Todd
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    That's a sweet buckle, and one gnarly hole to work. Congrats!
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    Todd, some great finds but the buckle OMG. I know it was a grueling hike in but it seems like it was well worth it.

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    That buckle looks crazy good with the silver and the patina. Maybe an avatar change is now in order? Any idea the age of the religious pendant?

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    WTG Todd, love that buckle man does it shine!
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    Nice Todd. Congrats on that first- she's a beauty. That ornate button is sweet too. Many good finds there.

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    awesome relic saves.the designed button is amazing and that silver knee buckle had been waiting 250 years for you to put your coil over.great hunt and another great day out aside from the mountains & mosquito's but,like you say there's no crying in cellar hole hunting.
    that's right Dave, No Crying in cellar hole hunting.

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    That buckle looks crazy good with the silver and the patina. Maybe an avatar change is now in order? Any idea the age of the religious pendant?
    Not sure on the age of the religious medallion Mango, I was hoping some one on here might know. I am thinking late 1800's-1940's range?

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    Todd, some great finds but the buckle OMG. I know it was a grueling hike in but it seems like it was well worth it.
    Was definitely worth it Al

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    Wow, What a find. That buckle looks great. Not to mention all your other finds.
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    Not only some really great finds but also some really great photos. Good job!

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    great knee buckle Todd don't see many silver ones with the brass chape and tongue , mostly with the iron ones . love the very ornate button too.
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    Some very cool finds there Todd. A silver buckle has been on my wish list for a looonnnggg time.
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    Turned out to be a rewarding hunt Todd, especially what you had to go through to get there.
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    Beautiful silver buckle They don't turn up that often. Love the button too, very different blank used on that one. Beats the round flat buttons any day Yep, no crying or whining at cellar holes.
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    Very nice finds Always love to see your cellar hole hunts, great pics. Great knee buckle!!! I found my first one here in Ky a few weeks ago.
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    Most impressive.

    I am glad you share the adventure and great pictures.

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