Oooh the Anticipation.

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The excitement is killing me. I could crush a grape. :lol:
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Ok, i'll bite
1 caveat though:
I havent long gotten out of me bed
I have the wrong glasses on
And i have only had 1 brew so far!

It looks like the imprint of an axe of some description?

Or

Its someones footprint, with very stubbed toes and a lot of hard skin on their heel?

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Ohhhh :geek: :D
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I’ve no idea what it is but the ground is mighty dry, if you dig a hole up here in Yorkshire it will just fill with water it’s been that wet, we’ve only had 1 fine day in 3 weeks.
Just a envious observation.
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Until l clicked on the photo I thought it was an axe mould on a rock
Now I see it’s a hole in the ground....

So........... was it an axe in the ground

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Ooh very exciting - I'm thinking axe head too? :Party:
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I can see a lump of iron still in the hole when the photo is enlarged .
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A big lump of rusty iron, nice! :Party:
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Clicking on the photo makes all the difference.

It looked so much more "promising" in the small photo.

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You wouldn't believe how many people I've shown these pictures to and no one knows what it is. I can't even begin to take a guess. Industrial? Modern? Old? Digging machinery? :Thinking:
It looks like it could be symmetrical.
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One for scale. 🤔
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Pitbull The Elder wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:02 pm You wouldn't believe how many people I've shown these pictures to and no one knows what it is?
But I really would actually, few would likely care either, and most would have just avoided digging it! Some iron artefacts can actually be quite desirable but as iron was so prolifically used there is such an abundance of scrap in the ground.
But hey, if you really like it then why not just chip the rust off and apply electrolysis to reveal more clues as to what it may have once been? I thought that it may have a vague resemblance to a machine blade of some sort, though they're usually farming related.
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Now I can see the whole thing and the size I may have an idea to what it may be

I will find some pictures and post them up

Regards Steve

Edit

It may be the remnants of an old Silage, hay, peat or turf knife

I used one many years ago to cut silage from a silage clamp
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I knew it would be a complete waste of time and it would be nothing interesting EasyLife.
Don't forget I am still new to this and it was just the excitement of digging something so big just for the fun of it really. When I get back into work this afternoon I will take some better scale pictures because it's difficult to see just how big this thing is by the ones I've taken. This thing is more railway sleeper than knife blade Steve.
What I forgot to mention is that this was dug up from someone's garden. The house was built in the late fifties on a site of a Roman fort in Luton. I may already have mentioned this in another post. This is the first permission I was given and I've just got round to it now because of the lockdown rules. I've now done three of the five lawns. Added together they are about the size of half a football pitch.
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Nothing is a waste of time, we all like a challenge
Post up some sizes especially the thickness of the curved section and the the back thick section
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