Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

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Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by Fishwick » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:32 pm

I'm supposed to be going back to the barley stubble field tomorrow - where I found this artefact two weeks ago- I think I will give it a miss. Common sense prevails!
I use a Minelab Xterra 50 with a Nel Tornado coil and it's nearly always set on discrimination 1. The tone was very loud and sharp for this find giving me a solid reading of 27 and I had a feeling it was close to the surface. The soil was damp and is naturally stoney.
My first thought was modern material and then I got my pinpointer out, it sounded off straight away.
Just the tip of the spade was used and there was the artefact or as I saw it half of Stanley's knife. I took some photos of it and picked it up. It was a lot heavier than I thought and had a beautiful green patina on it. Took the grid reference for it and carried on- didn't give it a second thought until I took it to my club meeting.
I was wondering what the forum thought of it?
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Re: Retractable knife or something else?

Post by Easylife » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:44 pm

It looks like a scabbard chape. ;)
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Re: Retractable knife or something else?

Post by Fishwick » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:46 pm

Easylife wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:44 pm
It looks like a scabbard chape. ;)
Thanks
Any idea of age?

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Re: Retractable knife or something else?

Post by Easylife » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:53 pm

15/16th century according to this.
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Re: Retractable knife or something else?

Post by Fishwick » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:58 pm

Easylife wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:53 pm
15/16th century according to this.
That's absolutely amazing and what a brilliant identification!!.. ::g
thanks for your help.

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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by FUBAR » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 pm

I agree. Well dug matey. ::g

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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by Lowland » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:01 pm

Nice one
I like that
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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by oldartefact » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 pm

I would take a stab at it not being a Stanley!!! Nicely dug.... OooO OooO OooO
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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:06 pm

A nice find, well done! ::g (which also suggests you have a site of great potential ::g Regards ss47
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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by Fishwick » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:46 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:06 pm
A nice find, well done! ::g (which also suggests you have a site of great potential ::g Regards ss47
The field is 50 acres and it's an amazing place in more ways than one ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by oldartefact » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:47 pm

Fishwick wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:46 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:06 pm
A nice find, well done! ::g (which also suggests you have a site of great potential ::g Regards ss47
The field is 50 acres and it's an amazing place in more ways than one ;) ;) ;)
We would love to know more about the site... ::g ::g ::g
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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by jeap » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:36 pm

Nice to see that you've upcycled the item to be a 20p holder - always good to be thrifty.

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Re: Retractable knife or something else? ID C14-16 shield shaped Scabbard chape

Post by Dakaras » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:04 am

jeap wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Nice to see that you've upcycled the item to be a 20p holder - always good to be thrifty.
:D :D ::g

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