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What is it?

Let's see if we have anybody that can identify this object. I already know the answer, as told to me by a historian who works for the State Museum.
For a size reference, that's an index card it's sitting on and it's true color is dark gray/black like the iron it's made from.


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either a homemade jack or a dreidel???

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Re: What is it?

The piece inside of a magic 8 ball? without the writing? No Doubt.
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Re: What is it?

It almost looks like a caltrop, an iron/steel shaped star used during the Civil War to disable horses when they stepped on them.
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Re: What is it?

That is an ear-stud typically worn by the Eastern Bigfoot. Most times it is found in the right earlobe but sometimes the left (not that there is anything wrong with that).

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It almost looks like a caltrop, an iron/steel shaped star used during the Civil War to disable horses when they stepped on them.
I agree..

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PSP FernRidge uses them to stop speeders on 115
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It almost looks like a caltrop, an iron/steel shaped star used during the Civil War to disable horses when they stepped on them.
We have a winner!
Yes sir, a caltrop is what the historian told me it is.

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Re: What is it?

that was my first thought, but they made them in a lot of different shapes and sizes. great find!
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That's a really cool find.
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