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Old 05-30-2018, 11:33 PM
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Default SOLVED: Copper Arrowhead / Spade Thing

I found this copper arrow head. It's about 2 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide. The finish on the front is hammered. The back has a smashed ring.

The ring looks too small for this to be a napkin ring, so I'm thinking it might have been something for scouting, like a ceremonial flag pole tip.

Does anyone have an idea of what this is?
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:50 PM
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Maybe a BSA neckerchief slide, homemade project...

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Old 05-31-2018, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
Maybe a BSA neckerchief slide, homemade project...

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Oh, that's a very good call! I could see that, for sure!

As heavy as this is, it's not a wonder that it fell off beside the trail! I think it's pretty old, judging by the patina on it.

Thanks, Ice!

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Part of a bolo tie?

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Originally Posted by achaios View post
Part of a bolo tie?

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It kind of looks like it, but (and you can't see this in the pictures) the dual loops that you'd need for a bolo are not equal. I believe that this is a neckerchief slide. The size of the ring is correct for it, and I did find a few similar neckerchief slide examples on the web (though certainly not exactly like this).

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Old 05-31-2018, 10:11 PM
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It is the arrowhead neckerchief slide from Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Would always be worn point side down, never up. I have one like it from my trip to Philmont in 1964.
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https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...hand-426787681

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Great find!
I found one at a old scout camp two seasons ago now in my scouting items collection.

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Wow! Thanks, guys! You have further enriched my knowledge on this find!

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