Posted 5 years ago
I came across this rough iron object and am wondering what it is. It measures 3" x 1&3/4". It looks like a hatchet or ax head and appears to have been hammered into its current shape. One end is beveled to a not too sharp edge, the thick end appears to have been struck by another tool resulting in a fine curved-over edge. Where you see the hole, the metal has been pressed thin and then a hole punched through it leaving a burr on one side. It did come with the bit of rag tied thru the hole for whatever reason. If it is a tool, I imagine it had a handle and was held over a piece of work and struck with a hammer to split something, sort of like a chisel.