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Old 7th June 2016, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default Mystery Texas Blade?

Anyone recognize this item? Found in the ground in Jim Wells County, TX. Looks like a pole arm head but it's solid through the base. 4-sided blade. About 37cm long. Maybe Spanish?
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Old 8th June 2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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Hi Casey,

it has the shape of a 16th C wing spear or boar spear it could be a halberd to.
Is it heavy for its size ? if it is it could be cast iron.

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Old 8th June 2016, 05:22 PM   #3
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But ... if it has no socket
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Old 8th June 2016, 11:46 PM   #4
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Spanish colonial would be as good a guess as any. It is from the right area and era. Likewise, Span colonial pieces could be incredibly primitive and rudimentary due to their isolation in the New World. The raised bar is definitely odd, rather like a bolster to pierce armor. Without a socket (assuming one didn't break off? Do you see signs of such?), it looks like a parrying dagger/sword as made by a blacksmith. Interesting piece!
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Old 9th June 2016, 06:19 AM   #5
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The missing socket makes it puzzling indeed, perhaps it broke of as Elay said or was removed to be used as a tool.
Although the shape of the socket seem to be there ?
If its cast iron it will probably be later if not , I would place this late 15th to half 16th C.

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Old 9th June 2016, 07:04 AM   #6
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Could it be a stake or tether of some kind?
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