Spear head or dirk knife??? Help identify please

Discussion in 'Blades' started by BADL, Nov 6, 2017.

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  1. BADL

    BADL Distinguished Poster

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    my father in law found this in an old family barn. I was wondering if anyone could identify it. I am thinking about making it into a hog spear, but I don’t want to mess it up if it is museum quality. It may be an old piece of a tracto or a real artifact. I don’t have a clue. It is right at 15.5” long with a slightly broken tip. Pretty sharp to be as rusty as it is. The lettering reads “H 589” & “N220”
     

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  2. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    Looks like a spear.
     

  3. Vick

    Vick Distinguished Poster

    Looks like a spear of some sort to me also, but it could be a knife if its not as thick as it looks in the photos...what is the maximum thickness? 1/4" or more, surely a spear, less, might well be a knife.
     
  4. 2DARK2C

    2DARK2C Distinguished Poster

    I vote piece of a farm implement. pretty sure the pygmies didn't number their spears :p
     
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  5. TheBouncer1111

    TheBouncer1111 Distinguished Poster

    I'm not an expert by any means, but all spear points I've seen in museums have a rounded end for the wood handle/pole to wedge up into, rather than tapered for a 2 sided handle like on a knife.

    it "might" be a bayonet of some type.

    Dixie gun works also has these listed....might look at the close up
    Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, blackpowder and rare antique gun supplies.

    Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, blackpowder and rare antique gun supplies.

    Dixie Gun Works muzzleloading, blackpowder and rare antique gun supplies.