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    1600's Knife

    Hello diggers,

    Here is a lovely 1600's clasp knife (folding knife) that I found on my recent trip to Germany. It's amazing to me that the bone scales are still present! The soil in that part of Germany is very gentle to coins and relics. It took me 2 days to get all the rust off and I was very pleased to find the blacksmith's touch mark on the blade. It looks like 3 arrowheads to me. What do you think it looks like? The bone handle is very fragile and flakey, but the wax dipping did a good job stabilizing it. I am very pleased with this find and will add it to my collection. Thanks for looking and happy digging, Dave.
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    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
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    That is a very special find, Dave! As always, you did a great job of cleaning and conserving it too. This was a necessary tool to someone in the 1600s and I'm sure it was used a lot. Wonderful find!

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    10 Large Cents, 420 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 406 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    That is a very special find, Dave! As always, you did a great job of cleaning and conserving it too. This was a necessary tool to someone in the 1600s and I'm sure it was used a lot. Wonderful find!
    Thanks, Tony, I really enjoy cleaning and conserving these old finds. I want them to look as good as they did when they were being used, but still retain the patina showing their age. I'm very lucky that the soil in that part of Germany is very neutral and helps preserve them.
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    Tell you what Dave, fantastic find and preservation. That is so awesome!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    Tell you what Dave, fantastic find and preservation. That is so awesome!!!!
    Thanks very much! I appreciate the kind words.
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    Another museum piece!
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Another museum piece!
    Thanks very much!
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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