Musket flint

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Musket flint

Post by Mac91 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:11 pm

Sadly detecting time has been scarce over the last few weeks and finds even fewer, but I've still managed the odd hour at the weekends.

With so little time I decided to head to a nearby field which has threw up a few good finds now and again. The field is full of flint and another detectorist out with me found a polished stone axe last year, so the eyes are always peeled for worked flints. Through it all I managed to spot this little musket flint, a first for me so I'm quite pleased with it!

(and sadly yes the bracelet is scrap metal!)
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Re: Musket flint

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:13 pm

Lovely finds! That flint is a really nice example ::g
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Re: Musket flint

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:22 pm

That's real craftsmanship, in fact the best I've ever seen!! Regards ss47
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Re: Musket flint

Post by Lowland » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:29 am

I like the look of the Irish halfpenny-
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Re: Musket flint

Post by fred » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:31 am

Well spotted, I have never found one myself. ::g
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Re: Musket flint

Post by Koala » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:34 am

I will post this again never get board watching it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XPEoiY3NnI

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Re: Musket flint

Post by Arch Stanton » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:53 am

Great finds there, I don't think I would I would have spotted that Musket flint, or realised what it was! Koala - that video is fascinating, and no goggles for those guys with bits of flint flying around! true craftsmen.
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Re: Musket flint

Post by Mac91 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:45 pm

Thanks! It just caught my eye, was only a few feet away from a signal or else I'd have probably missed it. Doesn't look like it got much use!

The Irish halfpenny is George II, nice to find one in a half reasonable state.

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Re: Musket flint

Post by Macroman » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:40 am

Wow..100%musket flint.. beautiful find...well detected and saved.. ::g

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Re: Musket flint

Post by Saffron » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:51 am

Mac91, Thanks for posting, although suspecting it had been worked I would never have realised what it was.

Koala, Thanks for the link nice to see how the raw flint is worked to give the end result.

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