A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

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A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by SuperRed » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:51 am

I was wondering if any of the knowledgeable flint buffs out there could tell me if this piece is likely to have been worked, or is it just the ravages of time? The area around my field has a wealth of ancient sites.

I would also be grateful if anyone has an idea what the two pieces of shaped metal are. Maybe catches? If so, what from? The feather brooch is quite modern and just for interest.

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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by Spearhead » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:27 am

The pictures of the flint are not quite clear enough to tell. You need to look for numerous nibbles along the cutting edges. There are a number of other things that will help such as a thing called a bulb of percussion which is evidence of the flint being stuck off of a core.

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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by SuperRed » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:33 am

Spearhead wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:27 am
The pictures of the flint are not quite clear enough to tell. You need to look for numerous nibbles along the cutting edges. There are a number of other things that will help such as a thing called a bulb of percussion which is evidence of the flint being stuck off of a core.
Many thanks... I'll take a closer look later ::g
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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by Spearhead » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:44 pm

SuperRed wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:33 am
Spearhead wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:27 am
The pictures of the flint are not quite clear enough to tell. You need to look for numerous nibbles along the cutting edges. There are a number of other things that will help such as a thing called a bulb of percussion which is evidence of the flint being stuck off of a core.
Many thanks... I'll take a closer look later ::g
If you can do better photos it may help. ::g

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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by Mancave-man » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:41 pm

Flintlock pistol cocking spurs? :-/

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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by fred » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:32 pm

Mancave-man wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Flintlock pistol cocking spurs? :-/
Servants bell system parts or possibly bits of a clock? ::g
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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by SuperRed » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:05 pm

fred wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Mancave-man wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Flintlock pistol cocking spurs? :-/
Servants bell system parts or possibly bits of a clock? ::g
Too thin for a flintlock I think, but clock parts are feasible (larger clock). Possibly a catch for a chest? Just more thingies for the wotsit pot I guess!
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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by Ladybird66 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 pm

The metal bits are def. off a bell pull. I’ve got a few myself and it took me ages, like a year, before I got an I.d.
The flint, as has already been said, could be worked and then suffered the ravages of time, having the sharp edges broken off. Maybe another brighter pic of both sides would help.

There’s a useful site called The Stone Age Museum. Dozens of examples to browse, have a look. ::g

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Re: A couple of bits, and wondering if this flint been worked?

Post by SuperRed » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:22 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 pm
The metal bits are def. off a bell pull. I’ve got a few myself and it took me ages, like a year, before I got an I.d.
The flint, as has already been said, could be worked and then suffered the ravages of time, having the sharp edges broken off. Maybe another brighter pic of both sides would help.

There’s a useful site called The Stone Age Museum. Dozens of examples to browse, have a look. ::g
Many thanks LB ::g
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