theengel
I don't really know what this is.  I would guess it's some type of farm tractor tool, for plowing or something.  Anyway, it's about a half inch thick.  Anyone know what it is and what kind of steel it's most likely made of?

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Hank Rearden
Beside a weapon for the zombie apocalypse my best guess would be some type of logging tool like a cant dog or hook for a peavey tool. For some big, "BIG" TIMBER.
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jmccustomknives
I'm thinking a hay knife from some machine.  Probably decent enough for a good knife.

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theengel
Considering it's a half inch thick, I guess logging makes the most sense.  Two of them together, would be perfect for picking up a log.  I wonder how much carbon is in it.  They're thick enough to make about 30 knives out of each one... and there are 2 of them.
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Definitely looks like logging equipment.
Might want to spark test and quench test it! Test the sparks against a known carbon steel or mild steel, and maybe saw off a quarter inch section off the tip and quench in oil, file test it, and break test to look at the grain.
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theengel
I'll do that and report findings.
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