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Old 07-29-2020, 12:23 AM
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Default Snake head copper "mini cane".

Found when digging on the beach. It is solid copper. I'm pondering if it should go into my copper scrap pile or be shelved indefinitely as a strange trinket.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:00 AM
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Swagger stick?https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...swQsxh6BAgMECw
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Save it, it's interesting and you may later find something neat about it. Scrap copper value .25??
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:32 AM
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Swagger stick?https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...swQsxh6BAgMECw
Looks to short for a swagger stick. I definitely would keep it though. You may find out it is worth more than scrap value.

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Blunt the tip a little, carve out a wood handle and you have a nice little coin probe. Cool relic!

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Old 07-29-2020, 05:51 PM
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Swagger stick?https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...swQsxh6BAgMECw
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Save it, it's interesting and you may later find something neat about it. Scrap copper value .25??
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Looks to short for a swagger stick. I definitely would keep it though. You may find out it is worth more than scrap value.

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Blunt the tip a little, carve out a wood handle and you have a nice little coin probe. Cool relic!
Thank you, guys. It looks too short for a swagger stick, I guess. I'll keep it for the time being then.

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Old 07-29-2020, 05:54 PM
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Possibly a tobacco pipe pick?
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I definitely wouldn't scrap that, it's something cool, just gotta figure out what it is.
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Old 07-30-2020, 04:52 PM
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Found on the beach...I think it's the fanciest tent stake ever made.
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My wife is thinking a part of a ponytail holder.

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I donít recall the name of it, but I do remember seeing pictures of an old Egyptian board game using something resembling a cribbage board and pegs with a similar type design...modern copy maybe?
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I donít recall the name of it, but I do remember seeing pictures of an old Egyptian board game using something resembling a cribbage board and pegs with a similar type design...modern copy maybe?
I looked it cribbage boards. Never, actually, came across those. Might be a possibility.

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Letter opener?
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Letter opener?
Too round.

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There is a game called hounds and jackals. Seems like a good possibility. See here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hounds_and_Jackals


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I'm no expert, but it might be a toothpick.
If it were me, I'd keep it. Nice save.

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Originally Posted by TexasLurker View post
There is a game called hounds and jackals. Seems like a good possibility. See here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hounds_and_Jackals


Want to give Joe a shout out. He put me on this track.
Wow! That looks so it! I am wondering though if I missed the board.

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Now the thing to find is which set it came from. As detailed as it is I would think it would be an expensive one.

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