Featured Projectile / Spike??

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Potteryplease, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Hi. Does anyone have any idea what this might be?

    It's cast iron, is almost 11" long, has a 3/4" wide hole drilled down its length making it hollow from the nose to 8.5" down, where it meets a small 1/4" hole drilled in from the side.

    And from the looks of it, someone sledged the heck out of it at some point, but it doesn't seem like the 'rim' shows any signs of impact.


    Thank you!

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  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    This is just a WAG, but possibly something for marine/boating-marlin spike.

    Again, just a guess. See what others come up with.

    Where did you find?
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  3. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member


    I found it at an inland US Pacific NW estate sale-- ranching country. Other stuff there was definitely horses, tack, cars, trucks, etc. No military stuff, though.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    spike for sure...
    the little hole is a vent,,,,to allow the centre hole to fill up.......

    that's all I got 4 now..:watching:
  5. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Rock chisel/drill missing the chisel part.
  6. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Nice ID
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  7. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much!
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  8. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

  9. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

    Nope, not this time , but good try !!!
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    wow !!
    when lit...how does it not fire out of the tree like a projectile????:eek:
  11. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    That sounds way more fun than a rock chisel.
  12. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    So that article is amazing. A splitting gun. Who knew?

    Well, I guess @Firemandk did.

    I'm enjoying the thought of trial and error that led to this device...

    Thank you!
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  13. mmarco102

    mmarco102 Well-Known Member

    Hence, the rarity :woot:
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  14. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

    I believe they they butted another log up against it after it was placed in the log to be split . The give away was the fuse hole ..... I had not seen that particular brand but it looked an awful lot like the others I have seen . Fun thing to have in your tree logging antique collection ....even more exciting if you get to use it ! (FIRE IN THE HOLE !!!!!)
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  15. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

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  16. Erstwhile

    Erstwhile Active Member

    This is another style I've came across. (Maybe the "Big Dog" version?) iphone1 128.jpg
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